Sokol Blosser’s Evolution – Wow!

So the other night I went into my wine fridge and pulled a white wine to take over to a friend’s house. I have to admit, I sometimes receive wines to taste either from the wine clubs I’m a part of or friends so I saw this bottle and didn’t remember

where I had gotten it. Sokol Blosser’s Evolution No. 9 white medley – sounded good so I took it over to my buddy’s place. The wine clubs usually don’t steer me wrong (otherwise I would cut them off – if they can’t send stuff that’s actually good then it’s not worth it).

We arrived at my buddy’s and cracked open the Sokol Blosser and all I could say was “wow”! I was actually surprised at the complexity of the wine. I quickly e-mailed my friends at Wine Library in New Jersey and ordered a full case. Thats when I get the best surprise – $11.99 a bottle on sale! For the quality of that wine you really can’t beat that. I’ve since given it half a dozen people who’ve told me “I don’t drink white wine, I just don’t like it…” and 6 for 6 have told me “maybe I should re-think that” after trying the Sokol Blosser. This is on my “can’t miss” white wine list.

With that little story, here are the tasting notes. I highly recommend giving it try especially at that price!

First the wine itself is a blend of 9 different varietals which brings out very interesting flavors: Muller-Thurgau, White Riesling, Semillon, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Canelli, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, and Sylvaner. Finding a balance of that many varietals has GOT to be incredibly challenging. Finding a balance that is as good as Evolution 9 has got to be damn near impossible so big kudos for that.

The aroma is of sweet flowers and a hint of citrus. It hits your tongue with rich fruit flavor (some call it a lychee taste – I can agree with that – its citrus like but richer). The finish is smooth, bright, and crisp. It balances very well with many foods but I prefer it with slightly spicy foods – worked with Indian (very difficult to find food for that) and even a peanut chicken recipe that I cooked this weekend.

Big thumbs up. Give it a try. Truly a taste of the Wine Life!

Author: Joel Vincent

Growth Hacker and wine lover

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