Bokisch Vineyards Albariño
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@jakezim presents a Preliminary substitute Lab Rat Report, with humor... It's white, dry and gets me buzzed. That works, right? while the wife adds "This tastes like our basement floor."
@jakezim delivers on that promised second phase of a Lab Rat Report if you like a nice dry minerally wine, with a little pop of fruit here and there, this is definitely your baby.
2021 Bokisch Vineyards Albariño, Terra Alta Vineyard, Clements Hills, Lodi
$294.00/Case for 12x 2021 Bokisch Vineyards Albariño, Terra Alta Vineyard, Clements Hills, Lodi at Bokisch Vineyards
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2021 Bokisch Vineyards Albariño
4 bottles for $54.99 $13.75/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $129.99 $10.83/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
Is this the same Markus we met on the 2018 tour?
Preliminary substitute lab rat report here: I’m traveling, so I asked a friend (who is not that much of a wine drinker) to taste and give a review. Mercifully, the bottle is a screw cap closure and he left half in my fridge. So I’ll give you my review tomorrow when I get home and get to try it. For now, however, here’s what he gave me —- very much FWIW.
I’ve challenged myself to not cheat on this review. I’ll give you bullet points and you can put them together in an orderly manner.
My wife’s review:
“This tastes like our basement floor.”
I asked him some followup questions and learned that he found this rather acidic and if drinking white wine would prefer something like a Chardonnay. He guessed it would retail for 14-18.
I’m a biased source in the opposite direction (I happen to LOVE Albariño) so I’ll do my best to give a counterpoint sometime tomorrow.
@jakezim actually for a spontaneous review from a chard-drinker (Not that it’s a terrible thing, but…) it seems a fairly good review. The basement floor in particular gets me interested.
@jakezim @pmarin Yeah, what does that mean??
@jakezim @klezman @pmarin
Assuming that the basement floor is made from concrete? If you have ever worked with concrete or have a concrete patio or floor as I have I can imagine it and might not be a bad thing! Go smell your concrete people!
A little blurb about the wine and winery from Please The Palate (?) here
The wine note from the article which appears to be Oct '22:
“…The Terra Alta Albariño is the most Spanish in style. The bud for the vineyards came from Rias Baixes where there are granitic soils. The Markus’ found similar soils and conditions in the Terra Alta Vineyard. The wine is 100% Albariño, fermented in stainless steel, and does not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine is very aromatic with hints of tangerine, lemon rind, stone fruits, green apple, and minerals and tingling acidity…”
must be that basement floor
@rjquillin @jakezim @pjmarin Well I was going to say that I’ve never tasted my basement floor…but then there was that bottle of Lynch Bages my bride dropped…and oh, wayyyyy back in the day, dropped something that wasn’t exactly wine or liquid for that matter but we did try and recover…
@kaolis oh, jeeze…funny.
@jakezim @kaolis @rjquillin
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2021 Bokisch Vineyards Albariño - $35 = 21.20%
Any idea when these would actually ship? I’ve learned you can’t use the dates in the listing. In truth it can be 1-8 weeks it seems.
As we get more into travel season, this affects more people. I can use the UPS hold at store option but that only gets you one week max, which might not be enough depending on timing. And I’ve learned that when stuff gets shipped back to WCC, you do NOT get credit to your account. I hope that at least folks there (Or at UPS) have nice parties with the wine I paid for but never received. (yes my fault I wasn’t there to sign, or sometimes I was, and UPS driver said nobody home while I was 20 feet away in the kitchen, no headphones or loud music, then get the email about couldn’t deliver)
@pmarin Your claim is that wine was shipped back to WCC (apparently more than once) and never credited to your account - a rather serious allegation demanding at least some substantiation.
@pmarin @rpstrong If using UPS My Choice premium or whatever they call it, you can change the delivery date instead of using hold at location. I’ve used it several times when the 7 day hold at location wasn’t long enough. So far so good.
Wine Enthusiast rated the 2019 as 90 points and the 2020 as 89 points.
I love that we’re starting to see some Spanish varietals on here. Just in time for warmer weather. In for a case.
OK, I’m back with some personal rattage. Our friend left us half the bottle, which has been sitting in our fridge for 72 hours; we just got to taste it tonight.
Both of us get peach and green apple on the front. Mineral / vegetal notes secondarily. First sip is surprisingly fruity but it feels progressively more bone-dry as you enjoy a little more. Put differently, it reads like New Zealand savvy b at the beginning, but it changes its tone significantly as you settle into it.
Try as I may, I do not detect even faint notes of basement floor. Perhaps I need to go taste my friend’s basement? If it’s like this wine, it’s probably delicious.
Like I said above, I’m a biased source since I love Albariño. But if you like a nice dry minerally wine, with a little pop of fruit here and there, this is definitely your baby. Get a dozen oysters and pop it open. Sounds like summer to me!
Thanks to Alice and the Casemates team for the opportunity to rat again! A special thanks for my very own rat glass:)
The wine arrived on Wednesday, allowing for a two-day rest. I am familiar with this Spanish grape and have enjoyed it’s Pinot Grigio like refreshing fruit and dry finish. I’m excited to see how a California winery does with this grape.
I’ve put a nice chill on the bottle. It is a screw top which makes little difference to me.
I don’t get much on the nose, I have to try very hard to get some faint florals. The palate is a nice refreshing citrus and green apple. The finish is a long burst of more citrus with some pineapple fruit to take some of the edge off the citrus for a more satisfying finish. I see this as a summer sipper if your into citrus. It’s more citrus and less fruity than its Italian cousin. To me it’s closer to a big New Zealand sauvignon blanc. Not necessarily a bad thing!
To me grabbing a case would come down to price point. I’m sure Casemates will make it compelling.
Excellent rattage here. I’m intrigued, and as a NZ SB lover (our trip there - and to the Marlborough region in particular - 8 years ago was ) I love those comparisons. We’re low on whites and this feels like the right wine at the right time for our palates.
Curious to see how this compares to our basement floor.