Bogle Vineyards

Essential Red Old Vine California Red Blend

8.82854 ratings
8.532 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
David Shaw

Inky purple, prune on the nose, a blend of four red varietals, old vine, we’re told. Cherry and plum flavors with a hint of raspberry with length in the finish, mild skin astringency. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel initially but thins out after an hour. Acceptable acidity, very good value for a supermarket cheapie. After 24 hours, tart blackberry and red and black plum flavors with length emerge. Might be worth decanting if you keep your expectations in check

Inky purple, prune on the nose, a blend of four red varietals, old vine, we’re told. Cherry and plum flavors with a hint of raspberry with length in the finish, mild skin astringency. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel initially but thins out after an hour. Acceptable acidity, very good value for a supermarket cheapie. After 24 hours, tart blackberry and red and black plum flavors with length emerge. Might be worth decanting if you keep your expectations in check

Feb 3rd, 2021
Eric Urbani

Went right in to the short ribs - yum

Went right in to the short ribs - yum

Apr 25th, 2019
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.8

Good trip to the canyon

Good trip to the canyon

Apr 3rd, 2019
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.8

O my πŸ‘πŸ‘

O my πŸ‘πŸ‘

May 9th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2014 vintage. Black cherries and spices. Easy drinking, less rustic tannin than the 2013 vintage.

2014 vintage. Black cherries and spices. Easy drinking, less rustic tannin than the 2013 vintage.

Aug 13th, 2017
Tim Munsell

Let it breath a little bit. It starts out dry and kind or boring, but after 10 minutes it opened up and sweetened up a bit with a little fruit. It could easily be an everyday drinker.

Let it breath a little bit. It starts out dry and kind or boring, but after 10 minutes it opened up and sweetened up a bit with a little fruit. It could easily be an everyday drinker.

40 people found it helpfulNov 17th, 2014
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

8.7

Better than I expected! Old vine zin, cab sauv, Syrah and petite sirah! Medium finish, beautiful nose, medium minus tannin. Glad I had it!

Better than I expected! Old vine zin, cab sauv, Syrah and petite sirah! Medium finish, beautiful nose, medium minus tannin. Glad I had it!

26 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2014
Ben Bardell

I'm not a massive zin fan but this old vine zin red blend makes me rethink my life choices. It's great on the nose, and has a unique oakyness. On the lips the juice unravels to display a slightly dry berryness with heavy cherry and blackberry notes. It lingers for a moment with a light coco flavor and goes dry at the very end.
Bravo.

I'm not a massive zin fan but this old vine zin red blend makes me rethink my life choices. It's great on the nose, and has a unique oakyness. On the lips the juice unravels to display a slightly dry berryness with heavy cherry and blackberry notes. It lingers for a moment with a light coco flavor and goes dry at the very end.
Bravo.

21 people found it helpfulDec 16th, 2014
Grey Dog

Dry wine, oakey flavor with a hint of cherry at the finish.

Dry wine, oakey flavor with a hint of cherry at the finish.

11 people found it helpfulAug 28th, 2014
Will Woodard

Nice medium bodied blend with some anise on the finish

Nice medium bodied blend with some anise on the finish

10 people found it helpfulSep 4th, 2014