Monday, February 15, 2021

Sokol Blosser Evolution Pinot Noir,, 2015

This is the wine we drank to accompany the boeuf bouguignon (see note below), and it was a perfect match indeed.

Good ruby red color. Red cherry and pomegranate. Not as aromatically forward as the Mud House Central Otago Pinot we had last week, but the bouquet develops beautifully over the course of the meal. Deep, intense and complex Pinot Noir scents. Ripe fruit with firm acidity. Orange zest and black pepper on palate. Deep and concentrated with a long finish. I want more.

The Evolution brand is the low end for Sokol Blosser, but this does not taste like a low-end wine. The wine was aged 100% in stainless steel, and I like the result, both in price and quality. At $13 to $15 a bottle Evolution is comparable in price to the Mud House Pinot from New Zealand. Mud House is irresistible. Evolution is deep, concentrated and more serious than the price suggests. Take your pick, and I think you will be happy.

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