Here is a quick synopsis of Bogle's Essential Red.
This is an enjoyable dry red wine made from Petite Sirah, Syrah, Teroldego, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is a little unusual because it isn't the typical California fruit bomb. There are more subtle aromas and flavors that we found exciting at this price point.
This is one of our favorite red blends for the price.
- Good balance and structure
- Interesting savory aromas
- Great price
- Not a very strong aroma
- Fruit is a little muted
The wine is dark red with a slightly purple rim.
The aroma is pretty mild and has a savory quality. We noticed dried herb and some tomato leaf (don't laugh) aromas. The was also some muted red fruit on the nose.
The wine is dry and you quickly notice the drying effects of the tannins. There isn't as much fruitiness as we've come to expect in low-cost red blends from California.
Mouthfeel and Tannins
The wine is nicely balanced with plenty of acidity and tannins in harmony. The wine has a nice mouthfeel and lacks the alcohol burn you often get with less expensive wines.
Not a particularly long finish, but the flavors are nice. We liked that there wasn't the stinging acidic finish we've found in many reds at this price.
Suggested Food Pairing
Pair this with a nice bowl of pasta and red sauce.
A compelling blend of California's finest plantings of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah, this wine surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment and approachability. Wine Enthusiast's American Winery of the Year 2019.