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Nine grapes, wow!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Brand NameSokol Blosser Winery
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Wine NameEvolution
Vintage (Year)
AVADundee Hills
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Riesling, Semillon, Silvaner Blend
Wine GroupsThe Usual Suspects
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Gorgeous Blancs
Alcohol %12%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

A lady from DC told me about this mythical wine (okay, not mythical, but at least magical) that contained nine different varietals in it, so on my next stop to the wine shop, I procured two bottles of it.

First off, the wine is very aromatic, and the taste the most wonderful combination of a blended wine that I have ever had. While it doesn't surpass Conundrum in strength, it does in all of it's nuances and demureness. I can't say that one grape necessarily outshines any of the others, but it is almost the perfect combination of nine different personalities. I can't say whether or not there is currently some arcane competition to see who can blend the most grapes perfectly, like stuffing so many people into a Beetle or a phone booth, but this is clearly the leader and defacto winner.

 

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