2004 Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel - Printable Version
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- Drew - 07-09-2006 08:00 AM
Vineyards Sources: Lodi, Amador County & Fiddletown
Vineyard Age: 40 - 80 years old
Barrel Program: 10 months American Oak
Release Date: December 1, 2005
Head-trained, dry farmed old vines are again the source for Bogleâ€™s Old Vine Zinfandel. These gnarly old vines produce concentrated fruit of unsurpassed quality and intensity. This supple and mouth-filling vintage leads with juicy blueberry and ripe blackberry fruit. Black pepper and hints of chocolate notes integrate well with this soft, plush body. Subtle hints of spicy oak and pipe tobacco create structure, allowing this wine to stand up to a variety of fare. This is the perfect wine to pair with everything from rich sauces and unique dishes, to your favorite weeknight take-out.
I included the winemakers notes as they are right on imho. I wouldn't add or subtract anything...my impressions are the same. That being said my wife, on her first sip, asked "Is this a shiraz?" This Bogle zin, imho, is more like a shiraz/syrah than a zin. Delicious, none the less, but a horse of a different color. $15.
- Innkeeper - 07-10-2006 05:55 AM
Always one you can hang your hat on!
- thewoodman - 07-10-2006 07:40 PM
I agree with the assessment, but are you really paying $15 in the east. I stocked up at $6.99 out here.
- Innkeeper - 07-11-2006 05:29 AM
We are kind of inbetween here. The '04 sells for $11.99 in the New Hampshire Liquor Stores. $6.99 is a good deal.
- Innkeeper - 04-05-2007 10:58 PM
Popped an '05 tonight. It was $10.99 in a NH Liq Store, and weighed in at 14.5% alcohol. It is still delightful and somewhat Syrah like. It still amazes me that it can taste like what you think old vines should taste like and still carry a CA appellation.
Had the first half bottle with cheese tonight after services.
- wondersofwine - 04-06-2007 12:18 PM
California does have some old Zinfandel plantings--more so than with other varieties I would say. Sonoma County has many vineyards from Italian-American families that did not pull out the vines during Prohibition.
- Innkeeper - 04-08-2007 02:24 PM
Finished the bottle yesterday with some warmed over (isn't it always best this way?) beef stew. All wonderful. Wife and child enjoyed the stew too.