22 Jun A “sassy” summer white – Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend
Wine tasting terms can be helpful
When we hear a wine described as “jammy”, we get it. It has fruity, jam-like flavors.
When we hear that a wine tastes like “peony”, “underbrush” or “barnyard”, we scratch our head. (BTW, I will go on record saying that if a wine tastes like barnyard, case closed: it’s going down the drain.)
Here’s how I would describe Sokol Blosser Evolution White:
By definition, sassy means “bold, spicy, impertinent, full of spirit”.
Bold? Yes. It has a hint of citrus flavor. Spicy? Yes again. This is a blend of no less than 8 different grapes. Two of those, gewürztraminier and Müller-Thurgau, contribute a hit of zestiness. Full of spirit? Check. For it’s price point, this wine is surprisingly complex. Impertinent? I’m gonna stop while I’m ahead.
Beyond sassy, we’ll use another descriptor: “crowd pleaser”. 6 of our colleagues here in our studio tasted this blend. Everyone liked it. That’s usually a good sign.
As of June 21, we found Sokol Blosser Evolution White Blend at:
Costco near the airport $9.99 Fred Meyer Hollywood $11.79
Fred Meyer Hawthorne $11.79 Trader Joe’s Hollywood $11.99
Safeway NE 69th & Sandy $13.49 Safeway Hawthorne $13.49
QFC NE 56th & Burnside $13.99 Whole Foods NE 43rd & Sandy $14.99
New Seasons N. Interstate $16.99 New Seasons NE 32 & Broadway $16.99
Fred Meyer Stadium $11.79 Fred Meyer Walker Road $11.79
Fred Meyer Beaverton $11.79 Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills $11.79
Trader Joe’s NW Irving $11.99 Trader Joe’s Beaverton $11.99
Safeway NW Lovejoy $13.49 Safeway Cornell & Murray $13.49
QFC Bethany $13.99 QFC Barnes & Miller $13.99
Zupan’s Burnside $14.97 New Seasons NW Raleigh $16.99
New Seasons Cedar Mill $16.99 Bale’s Thriftway NW Cornell $15.99
Costco Tigard $9.99 Fred Meyer SW Barbur $11.79
Fred Meyer Tualatin $11.79 Trader Joe’s Lake Oswego $11.99
Safeway SW Barbur $13.49 Safeway Lake Oswego $13.49
Zupan’s Lake Oswego $14.97 Zupan’s SW Macadam $14.97
New Seasons Mountain Park $16.99 New Seasons Tualatin $16.99