2001 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel - Printable Version

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- Drew - 01-18-2004 03:12 AM

Nice QPR in this one. Very lush zin with dark berry, zin berry, cinnamon, bramble and a touch of 'nilla. Ample mid palate tannins and a nice finish. Think I paid $12. Nice effort as always. 14.9%Alc/vol.


- winoweenie - 01-18-2004 09:26 AM

Ordered this sucker automatically without auditioning based on previous efforts. Glad they're on track. Most 01s' seem to be a notch up from the 00s.WW

- tandkvd - 06-08-2004 08:27 PM

Had the 2002 with Spaghetti tonight. Just as Drew described. Very Good!

- Thomas - 06-09-2004 05:49 AM

Wish all California wineries could figure out how Bogle keeps up quality and keeps down prices.

- Innkeeper - 09-23-2004 06:59 PM

2002 Bogle Vineyards, Old Vine, California, Zinfandel ($12.99 Belfast Coop). Alcohol 14.5 %. Even though there has been a flurry of articles on labels claiming “Old Vines”, it would naturally raise the antennae when you see it accompanied by the “California” appellation. This is a fine discussion, except when it comes to Bogle. One sniff of this wine and you will know that this is not made from grapes grown on “vines in the valley.” Bogle claims that these grapes were carefully selected from various old vineyards, and we believe it.

It gives you a blast of black fruit (berries, cherries, et al) on the nose and upfront. Then you get huge jammy complexity with restrained oak (say a hint of vanilla) across the palate; and finish lingers and lingers. Hard to beat at $13.

Matched it with country pork ribs cooked in a very disjointed way. I thawed them this morning before I remembered that I had a five o’clock meeting at the library this evening. So, the ribs were seasoned with salt, pepper, and our bbq rub on both sides and baked at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours, turning once. Then they were basted with Carolina Red Sauce, and left in a warm oven, while I went to the meeting. Returning an hour and half later, I basted the ribs twice for half and hour, turning once, and served with salad in freshly made blue cheese dressing, and the wine.

What a way to spend a Thursday night.

- Innkeeper - 06-15-2006 05:34 PM

Another Thursday night. We had the '04 tonight that we picked up at the Wolfeboro NH Liq Store for $11.99. It is still at 14.5% alcohol. This is one of those wines that stays consistant year in and out.

We matched it with Mexican pork roll with mole sauce, and salad with (you guessed it) blue cheese dressing. Another great Thursday night.

- Innkeeper - 06-17-2006 06:02 PM

Still more tonight with leftover pork roll and mole sauce and spinach. Yum, yum.