Since its introduction by Dundee, Oregon-based Sokol Blosser Winery in 1998, Evolution has evolved into something of a phenomenon. Its fan base gives meaning to the word "loyal" and is spread all over North America, Europe and Asia. At the time, there were very few white blends on the market, and Evolution tapped into the niche that would become an important segment of the wine business. As word spread and Evolution made the rounds, it enjoyed extraordinary popularity. The packaging and the price have attracted drinkers more interested in great tasting wine, affordability and having a good time than trying to impress friends at the next dinner party.
Their goal is to make a wine that appears simple - easy drinking, relaxing - but in reality is quite complex. Producing a proprietary blend like Evolution is a combination of art and science. People always joke around, asking whether we created this blend on purpose or if we just blended leftovers and it happened to work. That's where they got the idea of "Luck vs. Intention" that is used on the label.
In the beginning...there weren't a whole lot of choices for a really great white blend. Then, through a stroke of luck and/or general intention, nine grapes-Chardonnay and Pinot Gris among them-came together and really liked each other. Together, they produced a wine that was delightful, sublime and just plain yummy. And they called this wine Evolution. Wine lovers loved it. Word spread. And, soon, Evolution Wine was advancing the entire wine universe once bottle at a time.
This lush, tropical blend has flavours of nectarine and citrus, finishes crisp and is loved by an overwhelming majority of those who try it.
Pair it with spicy Asian, Indian, Mexican and Caribbean foods. Or with a jambalaya.