Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

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Bogle’s Old Vine Zinfandel is an inexpensive wine that – unfortunately – lends credence to the old adage “you get what you pay for.”

Coming from 60 – 80 year old vines in Lodi and Amador Counties in California, this Zin falls a bit short of the what you expect from wines of that region.

It’s color is a bright plum, but has the translucency you’d expect from Pinot Noir, rather than a Zin. Even it’s 14.5% ABV even fell a little flat in terms of flavor impact.

This is an inexpensive bottle of wine at $14, but there are others in the same price range that perform a lot better.

Chad's Notes

Not a good wine. It was very bland, it's only real definition was a bitter aftertaste. The aroma was also very mild and hard to pick any notes from - a bit earthy with a hint of caramel if you really looked for it. It wasn't dry, but it also wasn't sweet.

Admittedly, it was a little (emphasis on little) better when paired with something salty or - even better - buttery. We were snacking on some popcorn which helped bring out some subtle berry flavor. Without that boost, it wouldn't even have gotten the grudging Two Glass Value Rating we gave it.

Sad to say, this isn't one we'll be picking up again.

Lynne's Notes

This wine should be thanking Chad for it's measly Two Glass Value Rating - if it were up to me, I'd give it one without hesitation. I don't care how much salty, buttery, delicious popcorn you eat to try to to bring out the flavor.

This wine was one of the most bland wines I've ever had. I usually like a bit of a bite to my wine, but I don't want to feel like I'm drinking straight alcohol which is what I felt like here. I like a little bite to balance out the sweetness, but this was all bite without anything else going on for me.

I would definitely not drink this again, and therefore, do not recommend it all.

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