Blind tasting review
Bogle Old Vine Zin
Bogle Old Vine Zin

Style Heavy red New World Country USA (CA) Price $11
Vintage tasted 2008 Grapes Zinfandel

Overview Zinfandel is a pretty divisive grape; its manifestations can be too concentrated, fruity, and in-your-face for many drinkers. But if big, plush wines are your thing, the Bogle is a totally honest version (and has been for three years running). It’s a classic California expression of the grape, with highly concentrated fruit, a touch of sweetness, and plenty of oak. But Bogle’s Zin, at 14% alcohol, is very weak as far as New World incarnations of this grape go.

Nose It’s got the big berry nose you’d expect (with lots of juicy black cherry), but there are also aromas of green pepper and even barnyard to add complexity.

Mouth It’s definitely big, with a soft, round feel and a big juicy finish.
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