Bogle Chardonnay 2012

I’m still trying to play catch-up on some tasting notes, so I’ll keep it simple and to the point.

Winemaker:  Bogle
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Vintage:  2012
Appellation:  California
Price:  $12.99

Notes:  This California Chardonnay was pale yellow in the glass.  On the nose I smelled lemon, grass and lanolin.  It was light-bodied with a definite coat-the-tongue quotient and high acidity.  Alcohol was at 13.5%.  On the palate I found citrus, sweet pear, spice, and a lanolin note.  It had a long finish of citrus zest.  Best with food, I think – chicken dishes.

Bogle Pinot Noir 2012

Because Pinot Noir is known to generally be a good accompaniment for a holiday turkey, I did a little advance tasting several weeks ago.  This Pinot was on sale at my local grocery store, so I decided to see about it.

Vineyard: Bogle
Wine:  Pinot Noir
Vintage:  2012
Appellation:  California
Price: $9.99

Notes:  The color was a medium ruby.  On the nose I caught scents of berries, rubber, pine, and … a touch of wet dog.  I’m not kidding.  Anyway, It was light-bodied with high acidity and moderate tannins.  Alcohol was at 13.5%.  On the palate I tasted rubber, pepper, red berries and a hint of pine.  I’m not sure I’d pair this with your typical holiday turkey, but I think it would be a good match for a gamey fowl — duck or maybe goose.