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2009 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel

March 23, 2012 - Norman Bentley

Back in the 1800's when Italian immigrants first brought Zinfandel, which they called Primitivo, to California, the vine began to flourish almost immediately. Today we think of Zinfandel as a native grape, even though it isn't. The older the vine the more robust and flavorful the wine when it comes to Zinfandel, like most other varieties. How old is old? Some of those old California vines are more than one hundred years old, but anything over twenty five produces some pretty good wine.

The 2009 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel is rich and robust with a nose of red berries, which leads you into abundant flavors of raspberry and ripe, juicy blackberries. This is a jammy zinfandel with a touch of pepper to compliment the big fruit flavors which finish strong with a little tannin, and a whisper of spice. The alcohol content is 14.5%.

This wine is great with grilled chops, barbecue, spaghetti, or even backyard burgers. For a real treat, sample a glass on the back porch with some red grapes and a mellow slice of colby cheese. Norm's score is 87.

Score: 87

Price: $9 - $12


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