Wine Enthusiast 91
A nonvintage blend, the Evolution is as clever as it gets. This 18th edition (the edition numbers serve a similar function to a vintage date) melds seven different grapes into an aromatic, lushly detailed whole. Stone and tropical fruits abound, loading the palate with flavors of peaches, cream and lemon meringue. It’s thoroughly delicious without a hint of wood.
We shortened the name to Evolution (we also trademarked it) and had fun with the package. The new label picks up similar elements of the old label with a fresh twist. It reflects how Evolution evolves: the same classic blend of 9 white grapes, each pressed separately, adding its own character.
At the same time, every new bottling has its own subtle and fresh personality; this edition is slightly less sweet than the last. The 9 grapes tie together perfectly, creating a smooth, layered white wine that can hold its own or stand up to just about any food pairing you dare to serve it with. It is extraordinarily food-friendly, from light salads to the hottest fusion-style cuisine.
Regarding the question we're most often asked: "Were you trying to do this or did your leftovers happen to work well together?" We'll let the success of Evolution speak for itself.
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When our parents Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser planted their first vines in 1971, they needed all of their youthful self-confidence, energy and determination to make their way because there was no wine industry in Oregon. Today, with over 500 wineries and more than 19,000 acres of vineyards, Oregon wines are available throughout the world. Sokol Blosser has survived, grown and prospered as a family-owned and run operation, and we are proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry.
We strive to create wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment, and that express the distinctive flavors of our hillside vineyards. Sokol Blosser wines reflect who we are - our values and our sense of place. We hope you enjoy them.