Sokol Blosser Evolution
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Nov/Dec 2008
This dynamic nine-grape blend features bright acidity, vibrant fruit, supple sweetness and a savory finish; a great welcome wine or fun turkey accompaniment.
91 pts.Wine Enthusiast: July, 2015
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 several 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.
89 pts. Beverage Dynamics: Mar/Apr 2005
Nine different unknown varietals; a lush, off-dry, somewhat tropical wine with a crisp finish.
88 pts. The Tasting Panel (Anthony Dias Blue): March 31, 2009
A kitchen sink of nine varieties that is actually coherent and quite appealing; bright with ripe tropical fruit and lively acidity.
87 pts.Wine Spectator: January 15, 2000
Soft and aromatic, appealing for its pretty floral, spice and litchi overtones to the basic pear and apple character. Lap it up while it’s fresh. Drink now.
86 pts.Wine Spectator: February 28, 1999
Light and supple. An easy-to-drink white, with appealing nectarine, spice and almond flavors dancing through the soft finish. A blend of Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau, Sèmillon and six other white grapes. Drink now.
86 pts.Wine Enthusiast: August, 2003
The nose is ripe and full of melon, while the spunky palate deals orange and lemon, but not in sour-ball fashion. The finish has a slight sticky feel, but ample acidity throughout renders it a good, brisk drink.
86 pts.Wine Enthusiast: April, 2002
This oddly packaged, nonvintage is a mongrel mix of nine different varietal grapes, and the result is a fragrant citrus-flavored blend with all the appeal of a friendly new puppy. Juicy, lemony and bracing, it calls out for oysters, creamy pasta or anything in butter sauce.
84 pts.Wine & Spirits: April 1, 2000
Packed with more tropical fruit flavor than most wine coolers, this grapey wine will soothe a mild sweet tooth. Serve it well chilled for a summer picnic.