Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Sokol Blosser Winery Evolution White - 14th Edition (Oregon)
This is an intriguing wine to say the least - this white wine has 9 grapes in it, and as luck would have it I lost the piece of paper listing the 9 grapes, but I do remember Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muller-Thurgau and other grapes being thrown in - this is not random, according to the bottle: "Happenstance? Coincidence? Chaos? Not a chance. This bottle you hold is a deliberate, pre-meditated attempt to advance the entire wine universe a notch or two". It does go as far as saying "Lucky Number 9" on the label - so it does infer a certain amount of luck went into this grouping of grapes. But as for the wine in the bottle it really was something fun and enjoyable for a weeknight. The nose bounced between citrus and tropical for the first little bit, before settling on tropical for the rest of its time in the glass. I decided to stop trying to find the plethora of white fruits and just enjoy the smell, which was really the greatest lure of this wine. The flavours proved to be just as nice and enticing with a decent amount of acidity. The only problem I found was with time the wine flattened and as it became warm lost a lot of the playfulness in the glass - so my advice: Keep it Chilled - which is what I believe the wines wants you to do anyway, as the top of the bottle proclaims: Chill, open, pour, sip, chill.