We received complementary wine to enjoy during our glamping trip, however, all opinions, typos and grammatical errors are my own.
Planning a glamping getaway with friends was not easy. Besides choosing the location, finding a date that works for everyone, there is a lot of planning involving food and drinks. I think one of the most important part for my friends was to have good quality wine to enjoy while we talked non-sense and laugh for hours from our silliness.
I was very lucky that my friend @ocmomblog recommended one of her favorite wine brands and I was able to get us enough wine for the weekend.
About ammunition wines
Ammunition is the shared vision of two guys who had a dream and decided to make it happen. Andy and Bill partnered together to produce world-class wines from Sonoma County and bring them to their friends and family as a celebration of our shared American heritage. After some not-so-careful consideration, they pooled some money together with a few of their friends and started making wine.
In this way, the story of Ammunition isn’t our story at all, but rather a shared celebration of the values, work ethic and ingenuity upon which our nation was built. This is a story about the underdog. About being uncompromising on quality even when faced with the prospect of competing with wineries many times our size. About believing so much in what we’re doing, that we’re willing to swim upstream even in the swiftest of waters. Every drop of wine we produce represents our uncommon (and admittedly, at times, obsessive) pursuit of perfection. It’s the result of long hours, hard work and sleepless nights.
In the end, we know that nothing worth doing is ever easy. But make no mistake, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Which wines did my friends loved the most?
2017 Ammunition Unoaked Chardonnay (Sonoma County)
Light golden in color and fermented entirely in stainless steel, this wine shows aromas of honeysuckle and citrus rind with crisp flavors of green apples and citrus. The wine finishes clean and balanced with a delicate sense of elegance.Pairs great with a variety of meats such as chicken and pork. We particularly enjoy it with fresh salmon and brick chicken, as it can hold up to big flavors while not overwhelming the more delicate nuances of foods.
2016 Badgerhound Zinfandel (Sonoma County - Sonoma Valley)
We set out to make a Zinfandel as tenacious as the Badgerhound. It was originally created as a pet project, but it has quickly gained a cult following in select markets nationwide. One pour, and you’ll see why. The 2016 vintage presents appealing aromas of crushed raspberries and blackberries are framed by vanilla and cigar box notes. This wine shows sweet concentrated fruit in the mouth with plenty of oak, tannins and acidity to balance the ripeness. The finish is long, rich and intense. This 2016 vintage should age well for the next 5 years. Pairs great with barbecue dishes such as St. Louis-style ribs, Memphis pulled-pork and Texas-style brisket.