Winemaker Tasting with Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines

Winemaker Chris Christensen is redefining Sauvignon Blanc, showcasing what this varietal is capable of delivering in California. From sparkling, to still, to skin-fermented, to dessert wine, Chris does it all with Sauvignon Blanc. Chris sources his fruit from small and family owned vineyards, to ensure he’s working with people who are driven by pride and a commitment to their land. His winemaking follows a “less is more” philosophy, which for him means producing lower alcohol wines with bright acidity, minimal use of sulfur, and limited new oak. 

We’re delighted to have Chris at Oakland Crush on Saturday, September 17th, pouring 3 different Sauvignon Blancs, followed by an awesome Zinfandel. We’ll start with a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, America's first, racy and crisp. Next, a still Sauvignon Blanc that’s light, yet packed with citrus flavor. Followed by a Sauvignon Blanc orange wine (!) spontaneously fermented on the skins. This wine has great texture and exhibits a medley of lemon, almonds, and spice. Finally, we’ll finish with a delightful Zin, bursting with fresh fruits and spice.

Blanc de Sauvignon Blanc, Cuvée Agincourt
Sauvignon Blanc, The Victor's Spoils
Sauvignon Blanc, The Albino
Zinfandel, The Hill and The Vale

Flight of four wines, $15
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only