The 2015 Bogle Merlot boasts an intensely rich dark hue and enticing aromas of black cherry, pipe tobacco and sweet anise. On the palate it is initially very lively and full of rich red fruit flavours of cherries, plums and a touch of cola. It has a silky smooth mouthfeel and an unexpectedly bright acidity before notes of baking spices and mocha lead to a soft and lingering finish.
3 Point Summary
Rich aromas and red fruit flavours with medium-body and good tannins.
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Bogle Vineyards operates 14 different vineyard sites in the cooler parts of the Delta region near Sacramento, USA.
GOLD – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2018
BEST BUY – Wine Enthusiast 2018.
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Serve at Temp
18 *C / 64 *F
MERLOT - Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France but it is now widely planted across the world and, in terms of the volumes, it is rivalled only by Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon. Smooth, rounded and "easy drinking" are common descriptions of Merlot wines.DYK? Merlot grapes are used to soften wines made from more tannic varieties because they are relatively large in relation to their pips and the thickness of the skins, in which tannins are found.
BOGLE VINEYARD's story is one of extraordinary success, earned through the provision of great quality, family values and real value in a market dominated by high prices. Following a long farming tradition, father and son Warren and Chris Bogle planted the first 8 hectares of vines in Clarksburg, California in 1965. Today Bogle Vineyards farms on over 14 different vineyard sites in the cooler parts of the Delta region near Sacramento. This is still a real family business in every sense, overseen to ever increasing heights by Chris and Patty's son Warren and daughter Jody.
CALIFORNIA is the USA’s largest wine region, globally renowned for producing bold and fruity wines. Diverse climate and topography presents a vast choice of terroir across three principal sub-regions: North Coast (containing the iconic Nappa and Sonoma Valleys), Central Coast and Inland Valleys. The cooler regions closer to the coast suit Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while the hotter inland areas produce very fine Cabernet Sauvignon. A wide range of traditional European vines also thrive alongside the famous Zinfandel.