Bogle Essential Red California 2015

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   California

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $11

ABV   13.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, deep ruby color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very intense offering scents of cassis and plum with supporting notes of black cherry, cigar box, cocoa, and oak.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black cherry and brown baking spices. The finish is long and lingering with ripe tannins and silky oak tones.

Intensity & Texture

Full-bodied and nicely balanced with a opulent texture.

Cool Factor

A

Red blends are rightfully in vogue and will continue to delight consumers. The Bogle Essential Red delivers rich and complex flavors and does so at a value.

Value Grade

A

Bogle has proven themselves to be a reliable producer of fresh, well-made, and solid wines sold at prices that make wine a lifestyle for many, not a drink for an occasion. That's a good thing.

Analysis

The Bogle Essential Red has been a favorite of ours since its first release. This charming red is made with a blend of old vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Peite Sirah sourced from various locations in California. The fermented wine is rested in American oak barrels for a period of 12 months adding subtle and sexy oak accents that ideally marry with the ripe fruit flavors. This beautiful red really punches above its weight delivering great value for money. 91 points.

How to Enjoy

This tasty red needs nothing but a glass but it is also so versatile with food pairing well with a wide range of foods from burgers to chocolate.

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