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Bogle Vineyards Merlot California 2009

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Concentrated and full-bodied, the 2009 Merlot is a study in contrasts. Subtle and silky, yet bright and intense, this deep red wine is multifaceted. Black raspberry and dark cherry greet the nose, while the brighter fruit of ripe summer plum dazzles the palate. The toast and spice of twelve months in American oak seamlessly integrate with the tannin structure of this wine, leaving a long, lingering finish, which is ready to drink now through 2014.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Merlot California

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,968
2.50 5
10/01/2012

Woody and slightly herbal on the nose with a very chocolaty overtone and spicy, almost prune fruit. Soft on entry and slightly creamy, but this maintains some nice freshness in the mouth. Good clarity to the slightly sweet plummy and dried fruit flavors. There’s a nice touch of wood on the mid-palate, adding some spice and enough acidity to add a touch of lift on the back end. Leads to a slightly astringent, clean black cherry finish with lots of tobacco and cedar accents. 85pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
09/28/2012

Mild strawberry aroma with mango hints, nice body fruit, plummy. Volatile and hot finish


Snooth User: Michael C Butler
1066071624
0.00 5
10/01/2012

low tannins. Refreshing and smooth


Snooth User: you1952008
76862864
4.00 5
06/25/2011

Very Good at a very nice price!


4.00 5
05/22/2011

They don't advertise it but Bogle is organic and they are considered expert growers. They are the best wine in the $10 price bracket and beat most I've had at the 12-15 mark. The wine guy at Trader Joe's introduced me to it. It often sells for $15-$25 at restaurants in the area. Real cork, and in 20 bottles I havn't had a single cork taint from TCA, which is pleasing. Their other varieties are also very good especially the Pinot Noir. Their notes from their website are correct: "Concentrated and full-bodied, the 2009 Merlot is a study in contrasts. Subtle and silky, yet bright and intense, this deep red wine is multifaceted. Black raspberry and dark cherry greet the nose, while the brighter fruit of ripe summer plum dazzles the palate. The toast and spice of twelve months in American oak seamlessly integrate with the tannin structure of this wine, leaving a long, lingering finish, which is ready to drink now through 2014."


Snooth User: Slutty Cab
97930119
4.00 5
11/28/2011

A good friend shared the gift of his "house red" - Bogle Merlot. A surprisingly good wine for the price. Smooth and rich. Have not tried the other Bogle varieties.

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Snooth User: erynnsmama
93922910
0.00 5
09/22/2011

Very smooth, not too fruity, mild sweet oaky


4.00 5
05/22/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Merlot California

External Review
06/22/2011

You've no doubt heard the hype for 2001 California reds. Well, here's your advance preview. Full-bodied and lush, a perfect fit for steak and potatoes or your favorite red meat pasta.


External Review
06/22/2011

Forward fruit, with good depth to the plum and tart black cherry flavors, and plenty of cedar, mocha and vanilla from toasty oak. Tannins are modest on the finish. Great value. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
06/22/2011

Ripe and round, with plenty of juicy blackberry and blueberry notes packed in to this full-bodied California red. Hints of mocha and cream lure you into taking another sip.


External Review
06/22/2011

Plum, cherry and toasty oak tones are round and intense, with soft structure.


External Review
01/03/2012

Yoursquo;ve no doubt heard the hype for 2001 California reds. Well, herersquo;s your advance preview. Full-bodied and lush, a perfect fit for steak and potatoes or your favorite red meat pasta.


External Review
06/22/2011

Aromas of ripe cherries and cedar complement this perfectly balanced Merlot. On the palate, the bright cherry fruit and herbal tones lead beautifully into the complex finish: soft and silky, yet with ample tannins and spicy oak.


External Review
06/22/2011

Except for a slightly rustic edge to the way the wine feels in the mouth, this is a spectacular success. It stands next to much more expensive Merlots proudly. Dry and smooth in tannins, the cherry, red currant and pepper flavors are outstanding.


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Concentrated and full-bodied, the 2009 Merlot is a study in contrasts. Subtle and silky, yet bright and intense, this deep red wine is multifaceted. Black raspberry and dark cherry greet the nose, while the brighter fruit of ripe summer plum dazzles the palate. The toast and spice of twelve months in American oak seamlessly integrate with the tannin structure of this wine, leaving a long, lingering finish, which is ready to drink now through 2014.

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