Chardonnay Bogle Vineyards 2012
"Generous aromas of fruit and toasty oak entice the senses as you first encounter this Chardonnay. Green apples and juicy pears give way to elegant hints of lemon meringue, and finish ripe and refreshing on the palate. Created by aging on the lees, the rich and velvety mouthfeel adds complexity to the fruit, allowing the flavors to sink softly into toasty notes of American oak. The finish, lingering and graceful, is coupled by a mouthwatering acidity that creates a longing for just one more sip." -Winery
Editorial Reviews for Chardonnay Bogle Vineyards
Creamy baked apple pie aromas greet the nose with subtle vanilla streaks that recall a la mode pie. There’s even a little allspice and cinnamon here to complete the picture. Gently sweet/tart on entry, this actually shows more freshness of fruit that the nose suggestion, though it is fairly ripe apple and nectarine tinged fruit. The sweetness become a bit more intrusive on the finish, which is long. filled with vanilla and wood spice nuance, and shows the fine vein of acidity used to keeps this wine in balance. Fruity, a bit simple, but fresh and easy to drink. 84pts
Four and a half glasses
I agree with other reviewers, this is a moderately oaked classic California chardonnay with apple, pear, apple pie, and fruit salad flavors that linger in a nice finish for a chard at this price. About 86 points, 3.5 glasses considering the price (about 10 bucks) I would recommend it.
This is still what I would classify as "entry-level," but it is certainly a good value. What is has: vanilla, cream, light tropical fruit, and some astringency. Good value.