Bodkin 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve “The Albino”

Sandy Bend Vineyard, Lake County, CA; 13.5% ABV
“Fermented upon the skins.  Bottled without fining or filtration”
“Christopher Reid Christensen, Winesmith”
Produced and bottled by Wefew Vintners, Healdsburg, CA
$7 (or maybe $6) at the Oakland, CA, store about a month ago.  Almost certainly no longer there.

This label struck me as unusual and interesting and, indeed, the wine is one of the most unusual and interesting Sauvignon Blancs I have ever tasted.

The aromatic profile resembles that of a Riesling: perfume-like white / yellow flowers and light yellow fruit.  On the palate, I tasted lightly lemony yellow peach, yellow melon, cherimoya / light gardenia, green lime, some balancing minerally grape skin bitterness, and a hint of fresh herbs on the finish.  The wine had a pleasantly viscous mouthfeel.  Good on its own, it was spectacular with food.

The next day, the wine was a little softer and more forward, but overall it was very similar.

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One thought on “Bodkin 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve “The Albino”

  1. Happybaker

    Bargainwhine –

    Wow. That is some label. Makes me think I can only drink it if I am Richard the Lionheart, off on the Crusades… : )

    Happily, thanks to GO, I don’t have to be royalty to afford nice wine. I love a good Sauvignon Blanc and this one sounds extra good. It may not be in NoCa, but we get some stuff down here in SoCa later, so I will look for it. Thanks for the review!

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