Saturday, May 8, 2021

Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling Red, NV

Australian sparkling Shiraz is a holiday tradition at our house, but I have found it increasingly difficult to find bottles that are not overly sweet and simple. After trying this red sparkler from Sokol Blosser in Oregon I am convinced we have what we need for coming holidays.

Very deep red, so opaque it's difficult to see the small bubbles. Beautiful fruit--mostly Syrah but topped up with Pinot Noir. It's mainly the Pinot that comes across to me. Red cherries, cranberries on a yeasty backdrop. Crisp acidity. The wine is billed as "off dry" but it is much, much drier than most Australian examples we have had recently. We will be back for more.

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