Bogle Vineyards

California Merlot

8.71353 ratings
8.715 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, peppercorn, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and light vegetables.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot from California. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing mild complexity, rich and extracted. Plush and tangy. A good everyday wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time (30 minutes).

I had it all by itself by the lake.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$8.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, coffee, oak, light vanilla, spices, dark chocolates and black pepper.

Full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, earth, oak, spices, licorice, peppercorn, coffee, chocolates, tobacco and light vegetables.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Merlot from California. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Showing mild complexity, rich and extracted. Plush and tangy. A good everyday wine.

Good right out of the bottle and better with some air time (30 minutes).

I had it all by itself by the lake.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$8.

Feb 11th, 2021
Amelia Norvell

Almost like a cab. Smooth, warm, but not too heavy. Really inexpensive (at Astor Wines). Would get a case.

Almost like a cab. Smooth, warm, but not too heavy. Really inexpensive (at Astor Wines). Would get a case.

12 people found it helpfulMay 1st, 2014
Alex G
9.1

Smooth, full rich flavor, great with steak.

Smooth, full rich flavor, great with steak.

6 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Patty Sigurdson Schoenrock

Good less expensive merlot

Good less expensive merlot

6 people found it helpfulMar 15th, 2014
Lisa Skinker

Good oak-ey, wine with dark cherry aroma

Good oak-ey, wine with dark cherry aroma

5 people found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Taylor Colby

So yummy 🍷

So yummy 🍷

3 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2014
Jonathan Hird

Full bodies red with high tannins. Quite creamy with prominent dark fruits. Sweet to begin with and then has subtle hints of dark fruit.

Full bodies red with high tannins. Quite creamy with prominent dark fruits. Sweet to begin with and then has subtle hints of dark fruit.

2 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2013
Andrea Magness

Earthy. Wood tones. Smooth.

Earthy. Wood tones. Smooth.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2020
Paul Weil

This normally excellent-for-the-price Merlot has hit a vintage slump. It is as if the winemakers identified everything people love about this wine and turned everything up to 11. It is big and thick, like chewing through a loaf of stale bread. It has the acidic sweet jamminess of a Lodi Zinfandel circa 2003. While still only 13.5% alcohol, it still leaves the palate feeling dry and slightly sticky.

This normally excellent-for-the-price Merlot has hit a vintage slump. It is as if the winemakers identified everything people love about this wine and turned everything up to 11. It is big and thick, like chewing through a loaf of stale bread. It has the acidic sweet jamminess of a Lodi Zinfandel circa 2003. While still only 13.5% alcohol, it still leaves the palate feeling dry and slightly sticky.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2017
Tyler Book

A nice merlot, not as robust/flavorful as my favorites - great price!

A nice merlot, not as robust/flavorful as my favorites - great price!

1 person found it helpfulApr 14th, 2017