Bogle Vineyards

California Merlot

8.773 ratings
8.01 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
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
Philip Patston

Great value at $7 on sale. Lush, rich, with smokey finish. I need to snap more of these up. I think it could age a year or two more.

Great value at $7 on sale. Lush, rich, with smokey finish. I need to snap more of these up. I think it could age a year or two more.

Dec 10th, 2019
Russell Shetler

Dot liked, dark fruits, very silky/velvety on the finish.

Dot liked, dark fruits, very silky/velvety on the finish.

Jul 20th, 2019
Megan

Good, very smooth, light

Good, very smooth, light

Oct 9th, 2018
Kit Aster

I liked it.

I liked it.

Aug 5th, 2018
Mike K
9.0

Good and smooth. Excellent cheaper wine.

Good and smooth. Excellent cheaper wine.

Jul 14th, 2018
Tammi Visser

My “go-to” merlot

My “go-to” merlot

Jun 14th, 2018
Keila parrilla

Too much oak flavor for me.

Too much oak flavor for me.

May 26th, 2018
Michael Connell

Solid Merlot, not too mellow, very good price

Solid Merlot, not too mellow, very good price

Apr 4th, 2018
Michael H

Ok. Not much more to say. Don’t dislike it.

Ok. Not much more to say. Don’t dislike it.

Mar 16th, 2018