2005 Bogle Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

17,000 cases, $13. The Bogle family has been farming in California since the mid 1800s, but it wasn’t until 1968 that father and son, Warren and Cris, planted wine grapes in Clarksburg, along the Sacramento River. Today they farm over 1,200 acres in the Sacramento Delta. They are better known for several other varietals than Pinot Noir, but beginning with the 2003 vintage, they have really hit the mark with Pinot Noir. This Pinot was aged 12 months in French and American oak. There is widespread retail distribution. · This was one of my highest scoring Pinot Noirs. The aromas of raspberries, cherries, roses, and a hint of oak are voluptuous. Mixed berry and black cherry fruit are racy and sexy. The soft texture is Elvis on velvet. The tannins are soft and coating and the finish is clean and bright. A complete wine that sings with food. It is almost impossible to find Pinot Noir of this quality at this price point. Stock up. Reviewed January 22, 2007

Winery: Bogle Vineyards
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