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Bogle Essential Red 2011

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Head-Trained dry farmed old vines are again the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This supple and mouthfil

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Bogle Vineyards:
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well ... Read more
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well as a nationally acclaimed winery. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,200 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, its success has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. The success of Bogle over the years is firmly rooted in one thing: the day-to-day involvement of the Bogle family in the hands-on effort to produce and promote quality wines. Patty Bogle became involved in the early years of the vineyards with her late husband Chris, when they planted fields together in the early 1970's. Patty took over operation of the winery in 1989 and has directed production to new and exciting heights. Patty's daughter Jody also contributes to the family business by being active in customer support, as well as running the wine club and handling all international sales. Patty's son Warren, named after the founder of Bogle Vineyards, is the sixth generation of the Bogle family to farm this fertile Delta region. Like his grandfather and father, Warren understands that in order to produce quality wines, you must first produce quality grapes. This tradition of respect for the land and the vines is crucial to the success of Bogle wines. The production of Bogle wine is influenced by this family tradition as well as the ever-changing trends in the wine industry. Since 1992, Bogle Winery has participated in the California Appellation Program. In this program, winemakers source fruit from some of the best vineyards in the state and blend them with Bogle's Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg, thus assuring that the wines benefit from many of the incredible grape growing regions of California. Each and every Bogle wine created is a unique and exciting blend with true varietal character and an approachable style. With their deep commitment to quality, the Bogle family wouldn't have it any other way. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Bogle Essential Red

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,113
2.00 5
09/15/2014

Smokey and weedy with a coffee/over-steeped tea quality on the nose. Easy drinking and attractively bright in the mouth with some black plum skin and candied raspberry flavors immersed in cocoa and mocha flavors on the palate. There’s a whisper of tannin here that adds some textural contrast to the bright mouthfeel. In the end though this feels a bit out of kilter and extracted in the mouth with black cherry flavors that are attractive if simple but that can’t really get past the tannins and extraction. 80pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,113
2.50 5
06/30/2014

An unspecified blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah Noticeably oaky on the nose with some notes of smoky bacon and lots of cedary spice over lightly pepper berry fruit. Noticeably sweet on entry, though not terribly heavy due to the relatively high acids here. There’s a fairly strong mocha note early on the palate that is followed by jammy blackberry and black cherry fruit. tannins are modest. Smooth, soft and supple with just a hint of wood tannins helping to dry out the slightly sticky, sweet finish. 83pts


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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,107
3.00 5
08/04/2013

More light comes through the glass/wine than I think is typical for a Zinfandel. Something of a musty/woody nose. On the palate, this is a medium-bodied Zinfandel. Pleasant, but not terribly excessive fruit--blackberry/plum/prune. This to me is not a great Zinfandel, but it is exactly what I expect from Bogle-- very reliable wine at a very affordable price. US$$8.68 at Winco in Pomona.


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,127
3.00 5
02/24/2013

decent zinfandel


Snooth User: raindance
200154942
2.50 5
05/31/2014

Christmas gift, 2013, Mike & Joyce. Nice.


Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
1157885634
0.00 5
10/05/2013

Spicy and bold, this wine smells of fresh, ripe fruit and Malabar pepper, with the first impressions enticing you to take a sip. On the palate, flavors of homemade raspberry jam simmering on the stove abound. Surrounded by vanilla bean, juniper and toasty oak tones, this wine is well balanced through and through. Full at entry, mouth filling in the mid palate and finishing round and ripe, this wine resonates well beyond the last sip. -The Winery


Snooth User: Nurbaby
1023829206
4.00 5
04/19/2012

I truly enjoyed this wine. Medium bodied, bursting berries, smooth


Snooth User: Tom Day
1407467133
2.00 5
01/12/2014

Very strong aroma of jam vanilla fruit, Bitter fruit flavor, Tannic, Dark red with a long finish. Not my favorite. Karen Kok's football party in January, 2014.


Snooth User: Carollen Delaney
118606533
5.00 5
02/07/2013

Being new to wines, I've always gravitated toward white wines. I have been wanting to branch out and try a red. Among a girls night at a friends, we drank two bottles of Old Vine Zin by Bogle Vineyards. Truly enjoyed it, so much that I went out and bought my own bottle the next night! Very smooth, very versatile. Could enjoy alone, with a meal or with snacks. Great wine!


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External Reviews for Bogle Essential Red

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/09/2010

Head-Trained, dry farmed old vines are again the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This supple and mouthfilling vintage leads with juicy blueberry and ripe blackberry fruit. Black pepper and hints of chocolate notes integrate well with this soft, plush body. Subtle hints of spicy oak and pipe tobacco create structure, allowing this wine to stand up to a variety of fare. This is the perfect wine to pair with everything from rich sauces and unique dishes, to your favorite weeknight take-out.


External Review
04/30/2010

Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel and all other wine from Bogle Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Head-Trained, dry farmed old vines are again the source for Bogle's Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This supple and mouthfil


External Review
09/06/2013

Spicy and bold, this wine smells of fresh, ripe fruit and Malabar pepper, with the first impressions enticing you to take a sip. On the palate, flavors of homemade raspberry jam simmering on the stove abound. Surrounded by vanilla bean, juniper and toasty oak tones, this wine is well balanced through and through. Full at entry, mouth filling in the mid palate and finishing round and ripe, this wine resonates well beyond the last sip. - WineryWINE pH: 3.62WINE ACIDITY: 0.58g/100mlALCOHOL: 14.5%


External Review
02/08/2014

Rich, enticing layers of complexity, starting with that first irresistible sip. Ripe fruit, intense with flavors of boysenberries and sweet cherries. Luscious vanilla, caressing the palate from barrel aging in American and French oak. Juicy and silky throughout, with a finish that lingers of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco.


External Review
04/18/2014

A compelling blend of California's finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this wine surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment. RICH, RIPE, LUSCIOUS AND JUICY! - WineryBARREL PROGRAM: Aged 18 months in American & French oakWINE pH: 3.65WINE ACIDITY: 0.59 g/100mLALCOHOL: 13.5%


External Review
06/19/2014

A compelling blend of California's finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this wine surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment. RICH, RIPE, LUSCIOUS AND JUICY! - WineryBARREL PROGRAM: Aged 18 months in American & French oakWINE pH: 3.65WINE ACIDITY: 0.59 g/100mLALCOHOL: 13.5% ** SOLD OUT **


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