Saturday, October 20, 2007

Evolution Redux

John Updike has nothing on this wine from the Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee, OR.

Last night we opened the 11th edition of Evolution. It is a blend of 9 different grape varietals that has an enticing tropical aroma. We expected the flavors to mirror this bouquet but found a medium bodied, semi-dry wine with a crisp finish. The alcohol listed was 12% and we knew that the 10-12% range made the wine more food friendly.

Having heard and read about this wine, I was excited to finally find and try it for myself. We paired it with a chicken, vegetable and cheese pie that used brown rice for the crust. What a winning combination!

The label suggests that you chill, pour, sip and then chill (as in chill out). We took their advice.