Bogle Old Vines Zinfandel 2017
Head-trained, dry farmed vines planted by early pioneers of our state have stood the test of time. Producing small, concentrated clusters of grapes, these vines embody the true California spirit! It is these vines that Bogle winemakers seek to create our Old Vine Zinfandel. Often characterized by spice, this wine is no exception. On the nose, juniper, black pepper and spicy nutmeg awaken the senses. Garnets glitter in the glass, while flavors of cranberries and raspberries glisten on the palate. Lively ruby red fruits catch your fancy, all leading to a full and round finish after aging in 2-year old American oak for 14 months. Hints of marionberry pie and baking spices complete the wine, with a long and lingering finish. Food pairing Grilled Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Peppers Tandoori Chicken Gorgonzola Cheese.
A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.
While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.
Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.