Oregon is one of the biggest wine producing states in the U.S.A.. Although 30 years ago there were only a few wineries in Oregon, today there are hundreds.
Oregon is a cool-climate region and more famous for its pinot noir and chardonnay than other varieties, although there are many varieties planted i.e Riesling, pinot gris aka pinot grigio, gewürztraminer, zinfandel, syrah just to name a few.
Sokol Blosser Winery is a medium-sized quality oriented winery, and decided among many other brands to market two specially formulated wines.
The L.C.B.O. offers very few Oregon wines on its general list, but the tasters of the organization decided to give the go-ahead to the following:
Evolution – was created in 1998 in an attempt to make available a wine to complement exotic foods or mildly spicy dishes.(Spice and spicy are relative terms. Some people love highly spicy and hot dishes, others abhor them). It is a blend of Muller-Thurgau, pinot gris, chardonnay, gewürztraminer, viognier and two other grape varieties. Evolution is aromatic, off dry, pleasant, refreshing with a lingering aftertaste.
Recommended with pizzas, pastas (seafood or cream sauced), poached or baked salmon, boiled crab, shrimp in a cream sauce.
Meditrina is a blend of three Pacific wine producing states – Oregon, California, and Washington. The pinot noir in the blend originates in Oregon, zinfandel in California and syrah in Washington.
It offers red fruit aromas, is “juicy”, with an appealing mouth feel. It is dry, medium-bodied and finishes well.
Pair it confidently with cold cuts, roast turkey, roast loin of pork, pan-fried pork cutlets, pork schnitzel, lamb stews, or a ham and cheese sandwich.