Bogle Vineyards

Old Vine California Zinfandel

8.71363 ratings
8.522 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Aged this one a bit. Dense purple hue. "Legs" on inside of glass after pour- high alcohol? Cedar, blackberry, tar notes in nose with a hint of prune. Blackberry briar and tar flavors in mouth, plum and slight mint finish. Seed bitterness in aftertaste. Rich, viscous. Held up well, nice wine for the price

Aged this one a bit. Dense purple hue. "Legs" on inside of glass after pour- high alcohol? Cedar, blackberry, tar notes in nose with a hint of prune. Blackberry briar and tar flavors in mouth, plum and slight mint finish. Seed bitterness in aftertaste. Rich, viscous. Held up well, nice wine for the price

Jan 4th, 2018
Sabrina Rodriguez

The nose had a strong cedar aroma, like opening a cedar chest. There was also a bit of blackberry and plum on the nose. The mouth feel is very full and satisfying. The palate has big blackberry and plum flavors. It’s a bit jammy, but not too much so. A little walnut is also in there and there’s some mid-palate chocolate. A super spicy finish that makes this quite enjoyable.

The nose had a strong cedar aroma, like opening a cedar chest. There was also a bit of blackberry and plum on the nose. The mouth feel is very full and satisfying. The palate has big blackberry and plum flavors. It’s a bit jammy, but not too much so. A little walnut is also in there and there’s some mid-palate chocolate. A super spicy finish that makes this quite enjoyable.

19 people found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2014
J Muldavin

Have enjoyed many times. Surprisingly deep and satisfying.

Have enjoyed many times. Surprisingly deep and satisfying.

9 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2014
Mark Silverman

A nice Red Zin for the price. For just a little more I prefer Cline Old Vine or Klinker Brick. But, for everyday, very drinkable.

A nice Red Zin for the price. For just a little more I prefer Cline Old Vine or Klinker Brick. But, for everyday, very drinkable.

7 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2014
Tyson Escoto

Little earthiness but not much complexity or specificity

Little earthiness but not much complexity or specificity

4 people found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2013
Chris Wangsness

Had at home with Brittany and the Saloum's. 92 points notes of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry.

Had at home with Brittany and the Saloum's. 92 points notes of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry.

2 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2014
Lauren Bruniges

A little peppery and spicy but smooth and not that bold for a zinfandel. Slightly jammy.

A little peppery and spicy but smooth and not that bold for a zinfandel. Slightly jammy.

1 person found it helpfulAug 23rd, 2017
Eirik Abbey

Eirik had this 4 years ago

Eirik had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2014
David Shaw

Inky brick red in color. Raspberry, cassis and mint notes in nose. Sour cherry, raspberry and mint notes in mouth, with time, plum notes emerge. Some fine grain tannins- seed and skin- and prune notes on finish. Reliable affordable red, decant awhile if you can.

Inky brick red in color. Raspberry, cassis and mint notes in nose. Sour cherry, raspberry and mint notes in mouth, with time, plum notes emerge. Some fine grain tannins- seed and skin- and prune notes on finish. Reliable affordable red, decant awhile if you can.

May 31st, 2017
Stefan Dolhain

Rather light color. Spicy nose. Juicy and spicy with rustic finish. 2014 vintage.

Rather light color. Spicy nose. Juicy and spicy with rustic finish. 2014 vintage.

Oct 23rd, 2016