Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend
Other White Blends from Oregon
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.
Wine Enthusiast - "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. "
Sokol Blosser Winery
When 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 400 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 they are proud to have been part of developing and shaping Oregon's now prominent wine industry.
Sokol Blosser strives to create wines of world class quality that are produced sustainably, mindful of the environment and your health, and that express the distinctive flavors of their hillside vineyards. Sokol Blosser wines reflect who they are – their values and their sense of place. We hope you enjoy them. View all Sokol Blosser Wines
About Other OregonView a map of Other Oregon wineries
Like many other states, Oregon itself is an AVA of note. An Oregon wine can simply state "Oregon" as its place of origin, which typically means the grapes came from multiple smaller AVAs within the state.
Beyond the main AVAs of Oregon, like Willamette Valley, Rogue and Umpqua, smaller regions are gaining ground. Some you may see on the label include:
Walla Walla Valley AVA– these are most often associated with Washington State, but technically they run over the state lines into Oregon. Most wineries only use a small fraction of grapes from the Oregon side in order to maintain a Washington State wine, but you may see some Oregon producers sourcing grapes from those small overlapping AVAs.
Southern Oregon AVA– encompassing the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys, this AVA is a large area where many producers are experimenting with Syrah.
About OregonOregon has long been an agricultural state, producing everything from hazelnuts to cattle. The Willamette Valley in particular is a fertile basin for all sorts of produce. Not quite pegged as a wine state, in 1965, a UC Davis graduate named David Lett decided that the Willamette's climate mirrored that of Burgundy in France. With that in mind, he decided to plant some Pinot Noir clones to see how they did. And a good gamble it was. The Willamette is now one of the only regions in the world to focus solely on Pinot Noir as its red variety. Also known for Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The southern part of Oregon has been slower in delving into the world wine market, but has been making excellent strides with their Rhone style varietals, like Syrah and Grenache. There are also coastal regions producing promising wines.
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13 ratings, 9 with reviewsTrevor Macy - Sherwood, OR312/29/2008I'm not a big white wine fan but this bottle was actually quite good. Those that do drink whites regularly rather liked it as well.MKWiles1 - San Antonio, TX51/1/2013411/7/2012txboomer - Amarillo, TX39/28/201256/22/2012
Great refreshing wine32/23/2008My wine is delivered to work and one of my co-workers always asks to buy a bottle or two of my shipment. It's good and I buy it regularly.Ken Koonce - Dallas, TX410/21/2008I am not a big white wine fan. About 80% of what I drink is red. But this stuff is great. It's got a more viscous mouthfeel more like red wine and you can taste so many different flavors from the 9 varieties (!!) used: citrus, floral, nuts. Great stuff, and especially at this price!Uncle Phil - Corvallis, OR49/29/2009This is my wife's favorite. A great blend. Fresh with citrus notes. Always have some on hand.EILEEN BREWER - Worth, IL48/30/2009I tried this wine for the first time four months ago, and I was hooked. So much so that a friend bought me a bottle for a birthday gift because I had raved about it so much. But to my surprise, shortly after that the wine has disappeared from liquor store shelves and restaurant wine lists. How is this possible? I finally find a wine that I really appreciate - and it's gone! Now I just have the fragrant cork as a reminder of one of the best bottles of wine that I had ever had. If any one knows of a store that it is sold locally or even semi-locally, please let me know. It would be worth the road trip.cedralpass - San Francisco, CA412/8/2007We really enjoyed this wine. very different than most whites. Fruity, acidic... I came back to the site to buy more. Too bad its gone... Great with FishJonathon Springstead - Hermiston, OR511/22/2007We went out and bought a bunch of wine. We had someone give us this EVOLUTION and loved it over the rest. We usually drink California wines but are trying to support and enjoy the local tastes. Loved it and will buy it again.bitterpurl - Turnersville, NJ511/6/2007finally opened my bottle of Evolution last night and I'm not sure which makes me sadder...waiting this long to do it or finishing the bottle! great, smooth wine. not overly sweet or dry, just the right combination that creates an interesting, different taste. we had udon with mushrooms and tofu last night and it paired wonderfully. I'll need to order more of this wine and make it my "house white". more interesting than a standard Riesling or Chardonnay.
- Light & Crisp
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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