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Nov 28, 2010 03:37 PM

9 varietals in Evolution by Sokol Blosser...

any ideas as to what they may be? I'm trying it for the first time today and I love it!

I've got 4 guesses, the first 2 are based on what they estate grow: Muller-Thurgau, Riesling. My adds are Sauv B and Viognier.

Any thoughts?


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  1. A couple of years ago when it first hit the shelves in Quebec, the constituent grapes were Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Müller-Thurgau. Don't know if the blend changes from vintage to vintage but suspect it does.

    8 Replies
    1. re: carswell

      Ah, living under the thumb of SAQ.
      Thanks for that, although it makes both my guesses wrong.

      1. re: skaboy

        Dog knows the SAQ could be better but it's hardly an oppressive thumb. (Joe Dressner recently declared Montreal the top city in North America for natural wines.) I suppose I might feel differently if I were more into New World wines.

        1. re: carswell

          Curious...what does a bottle run in Quebec?

          1. re: skaboy

            C$22.85, which includes 13% sales tax.

            Inexpensive wines tend to be more expensive in Quebec than in the States or even Ontario. Medium-priced to expensive non-U.S. wines are often cheaper. That said, the wildly fluctuating exchange rate makes it hard to do meaningful comparisons these days.

      2. re: carswell

        You're absolutely right on with the varietals in our Evolution white wine blend! Thank you for mentioning it. The varietals don't change from vintage to vintage, but the percentages of them will change from year to year.

        Enjoy the Evolution! Cheers!

        Kitri McGuire
        Marketing Communications Manager
        Sokol Blosser Winery

        1. re: sokolblosser

          LOVE the Evolution, one of my faves! Vive l'evolucion!!

          1. re: sokolblosser

            yeah, love this stuff <3 not a bad pinot noir, either : )

            1. re: sokolblosser

              I noticed Conondrum has come down quite a bit in price these past few years. As Sommeliers like myself point people in the direction of Evolution as a more enjoyable and afordable option. Cheers to creating a very unique and oft enjoyed wine!