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Bogle Merlot California 2012
Bogle Vineyards 2012 Merlot is barrel aged in American Oak. This California red offers concentrated berry and cherry aromas on the nose. On the palate, intense fruit, tobacco and spicy oak flavors with full body, firm, assertive tannins and a long finish. Pairs well with a wide range of food: from pasta to hearty meat dishes and soft cheeses.
$8.99 at Trader Joe's. 2012 vintage. A little higher acid on first opening, but aerates into a very fruity, bold wine. Overripe cherries, strawberries, some blackberry. For those looking for a full-bodied, deep, complex wine, the 2012 Bogle Cab hit a better note, but I would definitely buy this wine again. Would serve to guests.
2012 vintage Bogle Merlot. Pleasant cherry nose. Overpowering acid on the palate. Seems a bit viney tannins as if they included the hard press into the wine. I much prefer the smoothness of a Maggio Family Vineyards Lodi Merlot.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Bogle Merlot California
From the winery, 'Developed and intense fruit from this harvest has produced one of our most full-bodied merlots yet! Deep cherry fruit hits both the nose and palate upon the first sip, followed by soft hints of summer anise. Touches of pipe tobacco and spicy oak lend weight to the finish, trailed by firm, assertive tannins.'
The exceptional growing season of 2012 was marked by a relatively long, cool summer. Grapes hung on the vine happily until harvest and the resulting vintage has brought us a Merlot wine full of bigger structure, deeper color and more complex aromatics.The first impression: a sensory overload of ripe fruits and savory garden herbs that overwhelms the nose. Summer plums and sweet cherries create a full entry and even bigger mouthfeel than lingers and languishes with the toasty vanilla from the American oak barrels. Remaining silky and smooth in texture, the wine finishes with sturdy tannins that wrap up this gift from 2012 perfectly. - WineryBARREL PROGRAM: 100% barrel aged in American oak for 12 monthsWINE pH: 3.59WINE ACIDITY: 0.54g/100mlALCOHOL: 13.5%
Supple and easygoing, with appealing flavors of black cherry, toasty oak and herb. Drink now through 2018.