Bogle Vineyards

Essential Red Old Vine California Red Blend

8.7707 ratings
8.58 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
Jonathan Tharp

Beautiful nose of spice, toast, and dark cherry. Definitely rather sweet, but you can't exactly expect old-world acid and complexity in a budget bottle of bogle. Not bad for the dollar, and I'm sure my non-wine-snob friends would thoroughly enjoy

Beautiful nose of spice, toast, and dark cherry. Definitely rather sweet, but you can't exactly expect old-world acid and complexity in a budget bottle of bogle. Not bad for the dollar, and I'm sure my non-wine-snob friends would thoroughly enjoy

2 people found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Matt Sullivan

Fruity nose and well rounded at the beginning, but finishes with hard tanin unbecoming of a blend.

Fruity nose and well rounded at the beginning, but finishes with hard tanin unbecoming of a blend.

1 person found it helpfulJul 14th, 2016
Lorie Perrone

I love old vine blends. This one is reliable, was easy drinking with pizza and by the fire afterwards but not one to rave about. Good price point. Would buy again.

I love old vine blends. This one is reliable, was easy drinking with pizza and by the fire afterwards but not one to rave about. Good price point. Would buy again.

1 person found it helpfulMar 24th, 2015
Stefan Dolhain

Winery situated in the Clarksburg AVA in the inland valleys, but sourcing fruit from different regions, so not sure where this comes from. Old vine blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon and Petite Sirah, aged in American oak for 12 months. Ripe dark berry fruit, slightly jammy. Spicy finish with rather rustic tannins and medium length. 2013 vintage.Good value at 14.50 euro.

Winery situated in the Clarksburg AVA in the inland valleys, but sourcing fruit from different regions, so not sure where this comes from. Old vine blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet sauvignon and Petite Sirah, aged in American oak for 12 months. Ripe dark berry fruit, slightly jammy. Spicy finish with rather rustic tannins and medium length. 2013 vintage.Good value at 14.50 euro.

Sep 5th, 2016
Amanda Burrill

Very palatable blend. Bold and sticky but a lighter mouthfeel that allows me to drink... Almost the whole bottle. #oops

Very palatable blend. Bold and sticky but a lighter mouthfeel that allows me to drink... Almost the whole bottle. #oops

Jan 13th, 2016
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

8.5

Dry wine throughout but pleasant. Cherry flavored and quick dry finish..medium tannins. Bold front end. Quaffable

Dry wine throughout but pleasant. Cherry flavored and quick dry finish..medium tannins. Bold front end. Quaffable

Jun 30th, 2015
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.9

They should just put a giant California flag on the front of this wine. It's an opulent blend of zin, syrah, cab. Lush and big, with lots of overripe fruit. Creamy and oak saturated. Punches well above it's price range. I rather have 4 bottles of this than 1 bottle of prisoner.

They should just put a giant California flag on the front of this wine. It's an opulent blend of zin, syrah, cab. Lush and big, with lots of overripe fruit. Creamy and oak saturated. Punches well above it's price range. I rather have 4 bottles of this than 1 bottle of prisoner.

May 22nd, 2015
Kerry Masterson

Smooth. Smokey. Little bite. 9 at Dierbergs.

Smooth. Smokey. Little bite. 9 at Dierbergs.

Dec 28th, 2017
Ruth Miller

Good but not brilliant.

Good but not brilliant.

Jan 17th, 2017
Jordyne Carmack

Unexpectedly good, a little different. Not too fruity, strong oaks and a dab of chocolate toward the end. Liked it. Needed to air out a minute.

Unexpectedly good, a little different. Not too fruity, strong oaks and a dab of chocolate toward the end. Liked it. Needed to air out a minute.

Dec 21st, 2016