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Bogle Vineyards California Chardonnay 2014

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Vinted & Bottled by Bogle Vineyards; Clarksburg, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $6.95 with a 30% mixed six-pack discount.

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Chicken teriyaki on brown rice.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Very light wheat straw color. Melon aromas with hints of green apple. Smooth, slightly creamy with ripe melon, apple and just enough acidity to say there was some crispness in the taste. But, from about mid-palate through the end of the finish it gets progressively more bitter. It was a good with the dinner, but disappointing drinking alone. It wasn’t loaded with oak and vanilla like many inexpensive California Chardonnys, but the bitter finish (as it warmed up) really was a disappointment. We have previously had other Bogle wines and they were very drinkable and provided excellent value for inexpensive wines. Maybe this bottle of Chardonnay was just an anomaly.

    She said: Light greenish yellow, clear with irregularly spaced, thin, steadily moving legs. The wine presents itself well with a mild aroma and tasty flavors with hints of melon. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, dry, and smooth but the finish kills the whole experience. It was bitter and otherwise tasteless with nothing to recommend. These negatives emerged as the wine warmed up so perhaps if you drank it while still cold it would be more acceptable. While it was cold I enjoyed it with the teriyaki chicken and it was only later when sipping alone that the bad feature of the finish became a problem.

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Alcohol: 13.5%

UPC Code: 0 80887 49392 8

Imported by: NA

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