Bogle Vineyards

Essential Red Old Vine California Red Blend

8.8742 ratings
8.610 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
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
Rafael Landestoy

It's a good $10 bottle for those nights you have guests over that could care less what they drink and you want to drink something decent.

It's a good $10 bottle for those nights you have guests over that could care less what they drink and you want to drink something decent.

5 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2015
Lori Mike

Dark red in color. Not quite cinnamon, but in that family of brown spices on the aroma. Flavor is full of black cherry, slight earth, with a hint of blueberry. Flavors surprising from the nose- in a good way.

Dark red in color. Not quite cinnamon, but in that family of brown spices on the aroma. Flavor is full of black cherry, slight earth, with a hint of blueberry. Flavors surprising from the nose- in a good way.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Better than I expected, especially for the price. Black fruit driven and still firm tannins. Zin, Syrah, Cab Sauv, and Petite Sirah. Not a typical blend, but it works.

Better than I expected, especially for the price. Black fruit driven and still firm tannins. Zin, Syrah, Cab Sauv, and Petite Sirah. Not a typical blend, but it works.

1 person found it helpfulJan 10th, 2015
Andrew

A soft and smooth red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Dark fruit, with mocha, vanilla and spice. Great length and more complexity then a close-counterpart in McManis. This is yummy. 2012.

A soft and smooth red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Dark fruit, with mocha, vanilla and spice. Great length and more complexity then a close-counterpart in McManis. This is yummy. 2012.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2014
Michael Callahan

Zin. Syrah. Cab blend. Fruity and smooth. Good value wine. 6.

Zin. Syrah. Cab blend. Fruity and smooth. Good value wine. 6.

May 31st, 2015