By Kori ~ September 13th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the NV Sokol Blosser Evolution White Wine, produced with grapes from Oregon, Washington, and California.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$20
- Must be widely available
Bill Blosser and Susan Sokol Blosser established Sokol Blosser Winery, located in Dundee, Oregon, in 1971. They are truly pioneers in the Oregon wine industry. In 1998, they introduced this Evolution White Wine, at a time when there were very few white blends on the market. It has attracted a loyal following worldwide. Evolution is a blend of nine grape varieties sourced from three states. Producing a proprietary blend like Evolution is a combination of art and science as their winemaker Russ Rosner says, “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.”
“Evolution White is both complex and approachable, with an intensely aromatic and flavorful blend of white varietals that create a wine with depth of interest and versatility in pairing. Spicy and floral on the nose, Evolution is lush and tropical on the palate, with a soft and round sweetness that is tempered by a burst of citrus, leaving the finish clean and crisp. We may dare to say that Evolution goes with just about anything, but especially shines when sipped alongside Thai curry, Tandoori chicken, spicy tuna rolls, or a poolside on a hot summer day.” –Sokol Blosser Winery
NV Sokol Blosser Evolution White Wine (America): Grapes come from Oregon, Washington, and California. Blend of 9 varieties: Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, White Riesling, Semillon, Muscat Canelli, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Sylvaner. Very aromatic with citrus, tropical, and floral notes on both the nose and palate. Off-dry and crisp with a long, refreshing finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 3 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Winery, $15; Available elsewhere, $12 to $20
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Oregon Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25