This growing season challenged grape growers and winemakers alike in California. With cool temperatures and a shorter season, fruit was harvested earlier than many previous years. What surprised Bogle winemakers was the concentration and complexity our Merlot grapes exhibited, despite the growing challenges. The resulting wine is yet another delicious crowd-pleaser, sure to be enjoyed by many.
On the nose, notes of tea leaf, cherry cola and earth tones add richness and depth to the first impression of the wine. Bright cherry, red currant and ripe fig mingle with toasty herbal tones, all combining to create a silky and smooth mouthfeel.
Our Merlot can easily be enjoyed on its own or with a multitude of different food pairings: soft cheeses and paté, pork or pasta dishes. Your imagination should be limitless.