2020 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Gold Medal Winner
40 Under 40
Winery: Bodkin Wines
Maker: Chris Christensen
Region: Sonoma County AVA, CA
Notes: Lemon-lime, passionfruit, mischievous acidity
Price per can: $8
Aged: Stainless steel
Residual Sugar (g/L): 0.2
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Chris Christensen is a self-taught, envelope-pushing vintner originally from rural Iowa. He burst onto the wine scene in 2011 with Bodkin wines, where he’s known for being the first American to make a Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. He was recently dubbed the “Bubbles Innovator” on Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemaker list.
This is not your blend-into-the-background bubbly. It’s 100% Sauvignon Blanc — with bubbles. It’s a quaffable summer beverage that is so light, so refreshing, that it almost transcends the genre of wine. In-line carbonation intensifies and focuses the lively citrus and passion-fruit flavors. This wine is thirst-quenching and very, very Sauvignon Blanc. As Chris says, “Es crushablé.”
- 100% Recyclable
- Doesn’t affect the taste
- No light exposure or oxidation
- No “corked” wines
The colors on the can were inspired by the lemon-lime, passionfruit flavors of this wine.
Try a tangy goat cheese, a crisp veggie platter, or pork dumplings.
From Chris: Whatever happened to pretty, aromatic sparkling wines? The Maker wine project is about pushing the envelope, it’s about delivering. One does not half step, this is 100% Sauvignon blanc. That’s just a flex.
This wine is carbonated “in-line” right before it hits the can. I stone cold flipped out when I first tried it, it’s refreshing; tertiary aromas from secondary fermentation can tamp down attributes of sparkling wine. It’s even cleaner, even tighter, even more Sauvignon Blanc.
2020 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc by Chris Christensen
“The perfect summer sparkling wine with lemon-lime aromas with citrus and passion fruit flavors.”
Head Honcho Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines