26 Oct Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend 18th Edition NV
Today In Wine: Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend 18th Edition NV ($15)
“A nonvintage blend, the Evolution is as clever as it gets… It’s thoroughly delicious without a hint of wood.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified – Gold Medal (2016)
Wine Enthusiast – 91 Points (2014)
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – Gold Medal (2014)
The Sokol Blosser Winery is both family-owned and operated and dedicated to creating world-class wines. Today, the second-generation winegrowers of Sokol Blosser continue the ‘good to earth’ policy through certified-organic farming, sustainable business practices and low impact packaging. In fact, they were the first US winery to receive LEED Certification – and recently became a Certified B Corporation.
The highly rated 18th Edition of the Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend is both complex and approachable, a truly intense and flavorful blend of grapes. Floral and spicy notes leap from the glass, upon sipping, lush tropical fruits pervade the palate ending with a clean crisp finish. Wine Spectator said the following about the Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend 18th Edition NV, “Light and silky, this off-dry, delicate style offers pretty floral and spice overtones to the modest pear flavors.”
The ‘NV’ stands for non-vintage, while 18th Edition refers to or serves a similar function to a vintage date. The use of these particular labels are the result of the winemaker’s use of the following seven grapes: White Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay and Early Muscat. To blend this many grape varietals is truly an art. In this case, the resulting artistry is lush stone and tropical fruits, loading the palate with flavors of peaches, cream, lemon meringue and peaches.
Sokol Blosser Winemaker Emeritus, Russ Rosner, had this to say about making the 18th Edition of the Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend:
In over twenty years of winemaking this is by far the hardest wine I’ve had to make. It’s like mixing nine different colors of paint and trying to end up with a rainbow instead of a muddy brown.
This white blend is ready to drink now. We suggest you grab a bottle and pair the Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend with THEGRAPE’s Pasta Pescatore Recipe. It also pairs really well with spicy foods, like spicy tuna rolls or a Thai shrimp and halibut curry recipe. For our vegetarian friends, try a smoked vegetarian Spanish rice dish. You can pick up a bottle or two of the Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend for $15 here or at your local wine store.
Wine Region: Dundee Hills, Oregon
Wine Grapes: White Riesling, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay, Early Muscat
Style: Light-bodied, Fruity & Smooth
Drinks Like: Sonoma-Loeb Private Reserve Chardonnay 2013 ($27), Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere Organic Riesling 2012 ($16)
Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Pasta Pescatore Recipe
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Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend 18th Edition NV
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold White Blend
The ‘NV’ (non-vintage) Sokol Blosser Evolution White 18th Edition is a light wine – ideal the paired with spicy foods. Aromatic notes of peach, apricot, and spiced pear create excitement. On the palate a mixture of succulent peach, citrus, and apricot mingle, displaying a hint spice. The finish is lite, smooth and clean, this Grape Certified Gold wine is delicious and more than worth the $15 it'll cost you.