Bogle Essential Red 2012
"Seeking out old vines for Bogle’s Zinfandel is about finding the highest quality grapes, full of concentration and intensity. 60-80 year old head trained and dry farmed vines produce limited amounts of small clusters perfect for our Old Vine Zinfandel. 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." -Winery
External Reviews for Bogle Essential Red
This dry red blend is as sophisticated, structured and balanced as many high-end Cabernets. Made from old-vine Zin, with Syrah, Cabernet and Petite Sirah as well, it has a deep, exotic aroma of dark fruit plus cedar and cardamom. The flavor is richly fruity, the mouthfeel is firmly textured and the finish lingers nicely. It’s medium bodied and full-flavored.
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.
A great quaff, with lively raspberry and caramel aromas that lead to jammy, easygoing flavors of cherry and sweet spice. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2017.
This supple and mouth-filling 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.
Family owned Bogle vineyards has an amazing reputation for producing wines that show outstanding value. So I guess it's no surprise that this luscious Red Blend is the #1 Best Buy red on the Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Best Buys (#3 overall) of 2014! An old vine blend of Zin, Cab, Petite Sirah and Syrah aged 18 months in French and American oak barrels. The Wine Enthusiast scored it 91 points and said "This dry red blend is as sophisticated, structured and balanced as many high-end Cabernets. Made from old-vine Zin, with Syrah, Cabernet and Petite Sirah as well, it has a deep, exotic aroma of dark fruit plus cedar and cardamom. The flavor is richly fruity, the mouthfeel is firmly textured and the finish lingers nicely. It’s medium bodied and full-flavored." BTW Just Wine Points scored it 98!
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! - Winery
Super lush and juicy, the Essential Red is perfect for grilled meats, spicy Mexican dishes or even luscious chocolate desserts. Bold black currant and raspberry notes balanced by heady spice. Very easy to drink at any occasion.
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