2013 Bodkin Zinfandel

2013 Bodkin Zinfandel

Conte Family Vineyard, Russian River Valley

91pts -Cellar Tracker Average "Easy Drinking"

$14.99
Retail Price
$30.00
Savings
50%



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VARIETAL: Zinfandel

ALCOHOL: 13.70%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

92 Insider Points

91 Points - Cellar Tracker Average

Reviews:

Dark in color in the glass, it shows ruby red, The nose is heady, blackberry and brioche. In tasting this wine it becomes evident that the conte vineyard is of older vines. Scattered throughout the Russian river valley the wine shows that big soft round mouthfeel that zinfandel lovers enjoy. Blueberry and pastry dough, blackberry pie with some oak spice on the finish. Great drinking Zinfandel, pizza, pasta, and BBQ chicken. Drink now, often and share with friends. -DZ 5/17

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Why We're Drinking It:

Tasting Notes:

With flavors of raspberry, cranberry, schnozberry and hand-farmed goodness, our inaugural red wine release is a true-to-form Russian River Zinfandel. This wine is medium-full bodied, drawing its structure from its round, easy going, mouth feel, supported by gentle tannins.

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!"

Perfect Pairings:

Serve with beef, pasta with red sauce, barbecue, spicy cuisine, and game.

Dark in color in the glass, it shows ruby red, The nose is heady, blackberry and brioche. In tasting this wine it becomes evident that the conte vineyard is of older vines. Scattered throughout the Russian river valley the wine shows that big soft round mouthfeel that zinfandel lovers enjoy. Blueberry and pastry dough, blackberry pie with some oak spice on the finish. Great drinking Zinfandel, pizza, pasta, and BBQ chicken. Drink now, often and share with friends. -DZ 5/17

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92 Insider Points

91 Points - Cellar Tracker Average

With flavors of raspberry, cranberry, schnozberry and hand-farmed goodness, our inaugural red wine release is a true-to-form Russian River Zinfandel. This wine is medium-full bodied, drawing its structure from its round, easy going, mouth feel, supported by gentle tannins.

"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!"

Serve with beef, pasta with red sauce, barbecue, spicy cuisine, and game.