Bogle Vineyards

Essential Red Old Vine California Red Blend

8.7320 ratings
8.53 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
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
Judi Kruse

Nice medium bodied Blend. It's a keeper!

Nice medium bodied Blend. It's a keeper!

3 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2017
Anita Grizzard

One of the smoothest blends I've had. Used a decanter so it could breathe and it lightened up the taste. Slightly fruity with little tannins. Would definitely get again.

One of the smoothest blends I've had. Used a decanter so it could breathe and it lightened up the taste. Slightly fruity with little tannins. Would definitely get again.

2 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2017
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

8.6

I liked it. Not too heavy or dark. Easy drinker. Good to pair with.

I liked it. Not too heavy or dark. Easy drinker. Good to pair with.

Jan 29th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

The power of blending very well illustrated here. This is basically a simple wine, tuned in to a very likable blend.

The power of blending very well illustrated here. This is basically a simple wine, tuned in to a very likable blend.

Oct 28th, 2016
Teresa S

Fruity spicy. Raspberry chocolate cinnamon. Not awful not spectac.

Fruity spicy. Raspberry chocolate cinnamon. Not awful not spectac.

Jan 27th, 2019
Becky Mowat

Rich, succulent and jammy with blackberry, dark fruits, cedar, licorice, leather, sweet tobacco/ cigar box . This complexity has a resounding finish filled with peppery spices! Unique old vine fruit intensity gives a memorable wine tasting experience! Prefer to drink it as an aperitif on a cold day, because of its richness, but would be excellent with roast leg of lamb!🍇🍷🌹

Rich, succulent and jammy with blackberry, dark fruits, cedar, licorice, leather, sweet tobacco/ cigar box . This complexity has a resounding finish filled with peppery spices! Unique old vine fruit intensity gives a memorable wine tasting experience! Prefer to drink it as an aperitif on a cold day, because of its richness, but would be excellent with roast leg of lamb!🍇🍷🌹

May 17th, 2018
Steve Brenner

Bright on nose, smooth but a little too mellow on the tongue. Definitely improved the longer it breathed.

Bright on nose, smooth but a little too mellow on the tongue. Definitely improved the longer it breathed.

Jan 13th, 2018
Dacia Kallin

A little dry at first. But seemed better as it set.

A little dry at first. But seemed better as it set.

Dec 28th, 2017
Alton Komori

2014 - Nice, easy drinking.

2014 - Nice, easy drinking.

Nov 22nd, 2017