Bodacious & Honest Bucker 2-Pack
For a limited time, save 10% on the Bodacious & Honest Bucker 2-Pack.
Like its namesake of ProRodeo fame, Bodacious is a powerhouse of a wine, a blend of red grapes that roars out of the gate with kicked-up flavors of bright cherry, juicy black raspberry and vanilla bean. Its sister, Honest Bucker, is a straight-shooting blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Malvasia, one you can count on for exquisite stone fruit flavors, floral notes on the flanks and an overall creamy richness. Give these champs a go-round with this thrilling 2-pack.
Well, let's start with the fact that Bodacious is a red blend. Now we know the world is awash in red blends these days, but there aren't many (at this price anyway) from Napa Valley, and none like Bodacious. In 2015 we used not two or three but six varieties: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Syrah, 19% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 1% Malbec. Get out the calculator! So what do you get? A load of lush fruit – juicy red cherry, black raspberry, cassis; plus espresso and cola. Dusty cocoa, the kind we used to make chocolate milk with. And some good acid for structure. With a name like Bodacious, of course the wine is full-bodied and pleasurable, in fact, it offers up some pretty plush drinking right now. Learn more about this wine.
2016 Honest Bucker
A big mouthful of white wine goodness. Malvasia is an oddball grape, according to our winemaker, who knows it well. But it gives this wine its floral notes – honeysuckle, jasmine, gardenia – and a hint of lychee. The Sauv Blanc brings stone fruit – apricots, peaches – and maybe a note of evergreen. The Chard adds weight, a creamy richness that feels good on the palate. Honestly, this is a damn fine wine. Learn more about this wine.