Bogle Vineyards

Essential Red Old Vine California Red Blend

7.96 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This wine is quite dark and quite aromatic. The nose would be fruit-forward if the oak spices weren’t so strident. The big display shows dark fruit - plum, blackberry and black currant - carried along by a huge whiff of clove, cedar, tobacco, cardamom and several other occupants of the spice rack, I’m sure. The palate is similarly blessed, or handicapped, depending on your own view of oak treatment. The oak in this wine is heavy-handed and best suited for blunt-force trauma. That is disappointing, since I have long been a fan of Bogle’s wines. I’ll stick with their other offerings in the future.

This wine is quite dark and quite aromatic. The nose would be fruit-forward if the oak spices weren’t so strident. The big display shows dark fruit - plum, blackberry and black currant - carried along by a huge whiff of clove, cedar, tobacco, cardamom and several other occupants of the spice rack, I’m sure. The palate is similarly blessed, or handicapped, depending on your own view of oak treatment. The oak in this wine is heavy-handed and best suited for blunt-force trauma. That is disappointing, since I have long been a fan of Bogle’s wines. I’ll stick with their other offerings in the future.

Jan 10th, 2024
Tim Hartwick

Meh. A little too peppery

Meh. A little too peppery

Feb 22nd, 2024
Eric Johnson

Eric had this 5 days ago

Eric had this 5 days ago

Apr 12th, 2024
Lani Murray

Lani had this 2 months ago

Lani had this 2 months ago

Feb 13th, 2024
JohnB

JohnB had this 9 months ago

JohnB had this 9 months ago

Jul 25th, 2023
Charles Shousha

Charles had this 9 months ago

Charles had this 9 months ago

Jul 20th, 2023