Enkidu Wine BD '17 - All SVD, All The Time

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#1 Post by Paul Luckin » January 10th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Welcome to the best shopping day of the year: Berserker Day 2017! We at Enkidu Wine are once again proud to be a part of this great event and hope you’ll enjoy our special offers curated specifically for the Wine Berserker community. [berserker.gif]

The Offers -
We’ve put together three packages centered around vineyard designate bottlings from sources in Lake County, Mendocino County, Russian River Valley, and Sonoma Valley. The Chardonnay & Pinot Noir are endowed with subtlety and finesse, while all of the Petite Sirahs feature the bold flavors and mouthfeel you might expect from 100% PS. The Bedrock Vineyard Barbera is a New World example of the wine with lush, dark fruit, balanced with abundant acidity. The Zinfandel (an 1888 planting) is a template for what Old Vine Zin can be, especially when it's grown in such a special place in the heart of Sonoma Valley.

Each package will give you great exposure to our expansive lineup as well as showcase owner/winemaker Phil Staehle’s style, where balance is the ultimate goal.

Limited quantities of each package are listed below. For Berserker Day 2017 we'll be offering a 10% discount on each 4-pack, as well as complimentary shipping on each one within the contiguous 48*.


Chardonnay & Pinot Noir SVDs - five remaining

2014 Alder Springs Chardonnay
2015 Alder Springs Chardonnay
2013 Tina Marie Pinot Noir
2014 Tina Marie Pinot Noir
Berserker Day Price - $149.40 (plus tax where applicable)

Diener Ranch Petite Sirah Vertical - four remaining

2011 Diener Ranch Petite Sirah
2012 Diener Ranch Petite Sirah
2013 Diener Ranch Petite Sirah
2014 Diener Ranch Petite Sirah
Berserker Day Price - $136.80 (plus tax where applicable)

Bedrock Vineyard 14s & 15s - five remaining

2014 Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel
2015 Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel
2014 Bedrock Vineyard Barbera
2015 Bedrock Vineyard Barbera
Berserker Day Price - $131.40 (plus tax where applicable)


To place your order, or if you have any questions, email Paul Luckin at
pmluckin (at) enkiduwines.com with your contact information and I will call you back to gather CC info, confirm shipping address, and arrange a preferred delivery time (will call options are also available). We appreciate your support and are thankful to be a part of this great community.

Drink Well!

(*Notes on shipping: NJ and TN residents, we can ship direct by using a 3rd Party Shipper, price is $5 flat-rate ground. AK and HI residents: contact us directly for Air Freight pricing.
We are not able to ship wine to these states: KY, MA, MD, MS, MT, NH, PA, SD, UT)

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FAQs

What is Enkidu Wine? Owner/Winemaker Phil Staehle founded Enkidu Wine in 2003. In that inaugural vintage, he made just 250 cases (all Petite Sirah). Over the last fourteen vintages, we’ve grown to a 4,000 case winery, with 15 SKUs produced annually.

What’s the deal with the name “Enkidu”? Enkidu is one of the main characters from the Epic of Gilgamesh. It’s a Sumerian legend written almost 4,500 years ago and chronicles the life of Gilgamesh (a warrior-king) and his pal Enkidu (man of nature, protector of animals and the land). The symbols on our label are the three-syllable cuneiform which spell out the name, Enk-i-du. Roughly translated, Enkidu means "man of good earth."

What types of wine do you make? At this time, we’re making a wide selection of whites and reds ranging from Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rhone White Blend, and Rose’, to Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Grenache, GSM, Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Rhone and Old Vine Field Blends. Many of those are less than 200 cases each.

Where do you get your grapes and make your wine? We source fruit from vineyards across the North Coast, including Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Moon Mountain District, Alexander Valley, Lake County and Mendocino County. Our production facility is in Sonoma on 8th Street East.

Where can I taste your wine? We have a tasting room at 520 Broadway in Sonoma where you can stop in daily between 12:00 and 6:00pm to sample the wine. We also offer customized, by-appointment tastings with our winemaker at the 8th Street production facility.

Do you have a wine club? Yep, we sure do. Club members receive a 20% discount on all new and current release wines, plus other benefits. Email Paul Luckin – pmluckin (at) enkiduwines.com - for more details.
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#2 Post by Mike Evans » January 27th, 2017, 11:03 am

Paul, if you have had Bedrock Zins from some of the other producers sourcing from that vineyard, can you comment on how the style of your wines compare? I have the same question about your Alder Springs Chard (I've had Dirty and Rowdy's and Rhys's and have but haven't yet tried Wilde Farm's, for example). Thanks.

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#3 Post by Todd F r e n c h » January 27th, 2017, 1:24 pm

Any pr0n pics of those 1888 Zinfandel vines??? #vineporn
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#4 Post by Paul Luckin » January 27th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Mike Evans wrote:Paul, if you have had Bedrock Zins from some of the other producers sourcing from that vineyard, can you comment on how the style of your wines compare? I have the same question about your Alder Springs Chard (I've had Dirty and Rowdy's and Rhys's and have but haven't yet tried Wilde Farm's, for example). Thanks.
Hi Mike - thanks for the questions.

Rather than compare/contrast our wines to other producers, I can give you an idea of style and profile:

Alder Springs Chardonnay - we started sourcing form Alder Springs in 2013, and there has been great consistency within the vintages. In terms of "style" there is a definite and discernible minerality to these Chards, which is balanced by delicate fruit tones (e.g. lemon, red apple, pineapple). The '15 saw about 50% new French oak, so there's a tiny bit more wood influence between that vintage and the '14 which saw about 40%. Neither went through full malo, so the acidity is noticeable and will give you the option to cellar for 8-10 years.

Bedrock Vineyard Zinfandel - the 2014 and 2015 are share similar traits in terms of flavors and aromas - raspberry, black cherry, dried herbs - and both offer a weighty (and creamy) mouthfeel with mild tannins. I wouldn't describe either vintage as "big" Zinfandel, though they are not lightweights by any means. Acidity in both is prominent, which I think lends to variable food pairings. If there is a difference between the two years, I'd say the '15 has even more concentrated flavors. The '15 was only recently bottled (and technically hasn't been "released" yet, so another bonus for WB'ers!) and will benefit greatly with a few years resting in the cellar.

Hopefully this is what you're looking for, and if you have additional questions or need more info just let me know.

Cheers ~

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#5 Post by Paul Luckin » January 27th, 2017, 1:53 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Any pr0n pics of those 1888 Zinfandel vines??? #vineporn
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#6 Post by Mike Evans » January 27th, 2017, 2:36 pm

Thanks, in for a Bedrock 4 pack.

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#7 Post by JonF » January 27th, 2017, 3:13 pm

In for some of that Zin and Barbera!
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#8 Post by Paul Luckin » January 27th, 2017, 3:39 pm

Mike Evans wrote:Thanks, in for a Bedrock 4 pack.
Thank you Mike!
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#9 Post by Paul Luckin » January 27th, 2017, 3:40 pm

JonF wrote:In for some of that Zin and Barbera!
Thank you for the order Jon - hope you enjoy the wine!
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#10 Post by BFrazier » February 3rd, 2017, 2:15 pm

My shipment showed up today. Thanks for the prompt shipping!
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#11 Post by Paul Luckin » February 3rd, 2017, 2:44 pm

BFrazier wrote:My shipment showed up today. Thanks for the prompt shipping!
Excellent! Hope you enjoy them all.
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