2014 Bodkin Zinfandel

2014 Bodkin Zinfandel

'The Hill and The Vale', Sonoma County

Concentrated & Elegant |92pts- Wine Enthusiast

$14.99
Retail Price
$27.00
Savings
44%



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VARIETAL: Zinfandel

ALCOHOL: 13.80%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Points- Wine Enthusiast 

92 Insider Points

Reviews:

"Co-fermented with 10% Petite Sirah, this red certainly impresses. With a fruity entry, it meets a leathery tightness on the midpalate, its mix of cherry and orange confounding expectations of darker expression from the varieties with its rose-tinged aromas. Spicy pepper rounds out the finish."-Wine Enthusiast 

The 2014 release from Bodkin is loaded with red and black fruit on the nose and a smooth texture and firm tannin on the palate.  Expect blackberry, black cherry and raspberry with solid tannin and bright acids to hold it all up, with hints of leather and tobacco showing as the wine breathes.  Enjoy now through 2022. - DZ Mar 2017

Why We're Drinking It:

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

An accomplished wine from an accomplished year, and it’s showing us what Russian River Zinfandel is all about. Crafted from the 2014 vintage that earned an Outstanding rating, this inaugural release was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast who found the Zin, with its splash of 10% Petite Sirah, to be a red that “certainly impresses.” The Hill and The Vale bares its name because of its fruit purposely sourced from both the warm valley floor and cool mountain range. The finessed style boldly captured the attention of our Tasting Panel as it embraces a dynamic yet soft profile and possesses a certain brilliant acidity.

Crafted by a Zin master. Winemaker Chris Christensen may be known as the man behind America’s first Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (an award-winning and uniquely captivating wine), but before launching the Bodkin label Chris spent his initial five Dry Creek Valley harvests right in the middle of the region’s Zin royalty working with the likes of Armida, Mauritson, The Meeker Vineyard and Gallo of Sonoma.

Generous aging potential. Being a 2014, this Zin is naturally designed to last. The 93-point vintage (Wine Enthusiast) is showy, classic and proving itself great time and time again. We suggest letting it grace your cellar for 10+ years.

Unique sourcing. Spicy and supple defines a warm-climate contribution while superior balance hits the blend from cooler mountain fruit. The carefully selected vineyards span Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the new Fountain Grove District.

Tasting Notes:

This Zin has cherry-raspberry tones, spicy elements and supple tannins. For balance, blueberry tones enhance the aromatic profile and provide a surprising plushness on the mid-palate. These flavors are bound together with lively acidity and accented by a touch of mulling spice, graham cracker and molasses.

Winemaker Chris Christensen

The Story to Know:

"The story of Bodkin Wines starts on a muddy field outside the town of Agincourt in the north of France on the 25th of October, 1415. Small in numbers, starved for days and ravaged by sickness an English army of 5,000 peasant archers and 1,000 knights, led by their 28-year-old King found itself trapped. Sanding between English and the safety of their land was an army of nearly 30,000 of the wealthiest and best armed men in all of France ready for battle--giddy to collect the ransom of a king. But no ransom was to be collected. For on that day, the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, Henry V and his army of peasant bowmen with their armor-piercing bodkin-pointed arrows gave history a story that inspired Shakespeare to pen a legend for the ages.
584 years later, I first heard this story in Mr. Alberty's English Literature class at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bravery and brotherhood, arrows and axes, stirring speeches and a smoking hot French princess--the play Henry V had everything an 18 year old nerdling could have wanted--I was hooked. The play's most famous quote ''We few, we happy few'' has been my motto since I started working my way up through world of wine production in 2003. This 2011 Sauvignon Blanc marks my first commercial release and I hope you enjoy drinking this wine as much I enjoyed the journey of making it...Yay-yay-yay, I know it sounds cliché, but I mean it...Cheers!"

Christopher Christensen Winesmith, HMIC

Perfect Pairings:

This Zinfandel is particularly versatile, making it a good choice to pair with a wide variety of food, ranging from grilled meat like skirt steak, barbeque, or a burger to classics like beef stew or pork tenderloin. 

$0 SHIPPING Selection (6+/btls)

An accomplished wine from an accomplished year, and it’s showing us what Russian River Zinfandel is all about. Crafted from the 2014 vintage that earned an Outstanding rating, this inaugural release was awarded 92 points by Wine Enthusiast who found the Zin, with its splash of 10% Petite Sirah, to be a red that “certainly impresses.” The Hill and The Vale bares its name because of its fruit purposely sourced from both the warm valley floor and cool mountain range. The finessed style boldly captured the attention of our Tasting Panel as it embraces a dynamic yet soft profile and possesses a certain brilliant acidity.

Crafted by a Zin master. Winemaker Chris Christensen may be known as the man behind America’s first Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (an award-winning and uniquely captivating wine), but before launching the Bodkin label Chris spent his initial five Dry Creek Valley harvests right in the middle of the region’s Zin royalty working with the likes of Armida, Mauritson, The Meeker Vineyard and Gallo of Sonoma.

Generous aging potential. Being a 2014, this Zin is naturally designed to last. The 93-point vintage (Wine Enthusiast) is showy, classic and proving itself great time and time again. We suggest letting it grace your cellar for 10+ years.

Unique sourcing. Spicy and supple defines a warm-climate contribution while superior balance hits the blend from cooler mountain fruit. The carefully selected vineyards span Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and the new Fountain Grove District.

"Co-fermented with 10% Petite Sirah, this red certainly impresses. With a fruity entry, it meets a leathery tightness on the midpalate, its mix of cherry and orange confounding expectations of darker expression from the varieties with its rose-tinged aromas. Spicy pepper rounds out the finish."-Wine Enthusiast 

The 2014 release from Bodkin is loaded with red and black fruit on the nose and a smooth texture and firm tannin on the palate.  Expect blackberry, black cherry and raspberry with solid tannin and bright acids to hold it all up, with hints of leather and tobacco showing as the wine breathes.  Enjoy now through 2022. - DZ Mar 2017

92 Points- Wine Enthusiast 

92 Insider Points

This Zin has cherry-raspberry tones, spicy elements and supple tannins. For balance, blueberry tones enhance the aromatic profile and provide a surprising plushness on the mid-palate. These flavors are bound together with lively acidity and accented by a touch of mulling spice, graham cracker and molasses.

Winemaker Chris Christensen

"The story of Bodkin Wines starts on a muddy field outside the town of Agincourt in the north of France on the 25th of October, 1415. Small in numbers, starved for days and ravaged by sickness an English army of 5,000 peasant archers and 1,000 knights, led by their 28-year-old King found itself trapped. Sanding between English and the safety of their land was an army of nearly 30,000 of the wealthiest and best armed men in all of France ready for battle--giddy to collect the ransom of a king. But no ransom was to be collected. For on that day, the feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispinian, Henry V and his army of peasant bowmen with their armor-piercing bodkin-pointed arrows gave history a story that inspired Shakespeare to pen a legend for the ages.
584 years later, I first heard this story in Mr. Alberty's English Literature class at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bravery and brotherhood, arrows and axes, stirring speeches and a smoking hot French princess--the play Henry V had everything an 18 year old nerdling could have wanted--I was hooked. The play's most famous quote ''We few, we happy few'' has been my motto since I started working my way up through world of wine production in 2003. This 2011 Sauvignon Blanc marks my first commercial release and I hope you enjoy drinking this wine as much I enjoyed the journey of making it...Yay-yay-yay, I know it sounds cliché, but I mean it...Cheers!"

Christopher Christensen Winesmith, HMIC

This Zinfandel is particularly versatile, making it a good choice to pair with a wide variety of food, ranging from grilled meat like skirt steak, barbeque, or a burger to classics like beef stew or pork tenderloin.