Thursday, July 12, 2012

2009 Bogle Vineyards Essential Red

So tonight I am enjoying a bottle of 2009 Bogle Vineyards Essential Red for a simple evening at home.  I bought 4 bottles of this wine a couple weekends ago based on a promotion at World Market that offered an extra 10% off to get the wine below $9 a bottle, so I figured why not try it?

The wine itself is a blend of old vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah, which raises the potential for this to be a wonderful everyday wine.  The color is a deep red, with some garnet along the edges.  The nose presents some some floral notes combine with leather and licorice, but overall the aromas seem quite subdued.  The taste is very nice, with some initial bits of jammy red fruit, which transcends to a bit of peppery spice midpalate, and then finishing quite nicely with somewhat youthful tannins creating a nice bit of dryness.

Tonight I am sipping this wine on the patio, watching the neighborhood kids play and enjoying the last bit of heat from the day as the sun sinks lower in the western sky.  As for pairings, this one is a great everyday wine, once that would go as well with a thick juicy steak as with a cheeseburger or zesty pasta dish.  Overall, I would rate this wine a solid 7, as it's not spectacular, but it's a solid value for under $9.  So if you find yourself in the wine section of the World Market or your local retailer, pick up a bottle or two!

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