Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bogle “Essential Red” 2013 $11

Sonoma County

This red blend appealed to me during an in-store tasting at my local World Market.  I decided to buy a bottle and do my own evaluation and found it to be genuinely a pleasure.  I’ve been back since to buy a few more bottles to keep on hand as an “everyday” red.

The aroma makeup packed the glass with ripe strawberries, blackberry and traces of warm licorice.  Dark cherries on the first taste along with hints of cocoa balanced out medium tannins on the finish.

Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah come together for a great value priced and well blended wine.  Aged for 12 months in American & French oak, you won’t be disappointed especially for Red Zinfandel drinkers.  Current vintage available is 2014.

Pairings:  Barbecue, Steak, Burgers, Blue Cheese, Dark Chocolate

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