Fragrant, fruity nose of pear and lemon
Creamy fruit palate, slighty thick and sweet
Soft finish tapers nicely
In the interest of full disclosure, The Wine Cask Blog received this complimentary wine from Paterno Wines International. See also, Sokol Blosser Meditrina 2004 Wine Review below and reviews of both complimentary wines posted by PB.
Evolution 9th Edition is a unique, one-of-a-kind wine. It's a bold, artistic undertaking by the winemaker to weave together nine grape varieties, including the obscure Sylvaner and Muller Thurgau. While it shows nice layers of fruit and a smooth texture, it lacks acidity and backbone. This doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it- in fact, it was fun to drink. What this does mean, though, is that it might not do too well with food. I didn't get the chance to pair it with anything meaningful, as we had just set out some basic cheese, crackers, bread, and dipping oil to nibble on.
I am interested to read other evaluations of this wine. I enjoyed it and would like to hear how others have fit it into their food and wine repertoires. The reference price for this wine is in the range of $12-18. I have seen it once recently, and it was priced at $18 in a reputable wine shop. That may be a little high. In the lower end of this price range, I would call it a good value and compare it to Caymus Conundrum but half the price. Raise a glass!