The Sokol Blosser Evolution White 15th Edition is a non-vintage blend of 9 grapes, Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau, White Riesling (not the same as regular Riesling), Semillon, Muscat Canelli, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Sylvaner, a wild mix of French, Italian and German grape varietals. The bottle lists this blend as an American wine, which indicates that the grapes came from more than one State, Sokol Blosser is located in Oregon. With a name like Evolution, I imagine that with every edition of the blend they tweak and change it just a little bit. The alcohol content is 12%.
The color is Mott’s apple juice yellow. The nose is very pretty, apple, gardenia and honey start thing off, then the light delicate scent of apricot and tropical fruit follow. This is one of the cool thing about mixing grapes, you can blend for the nose as well as the palate. This is a very flavorful blend, it has the mouth feel of a Riesling, slightly sweet and syrupy. It tastes of apples, pears, melon, tropical fruit, lemon and tangerine, all the flavors are balanced, they each wait their turn to shine. This wine has a slight sweetness to it, but it never goes overboard. The acidity shows up on the finish, just enough there to let this wine stand up to spicy food. The finish is rather strong and pretty long.
The bottle says, Luck? Intention?, I don’t think a 9 grape blend sourced from multiple states and multiple vintages can be luck, there is just too much effort put into the final results. The Evolution #15 has its act way too together to be the result of anything other than hard work and talent. It is a pleasure to drink a Blend made by folks who really know what they are doing. There are so many flavors in this wine that are all sorts of recipes you can pair this with, BYOB Asian would work well and I think this is a white wine that just might work with BBQ ribs.
this bottle was provided as a sample