Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chateau De Carles 2011 (Grand Vin De Bordeaux) review by (PB)

Nice dark cherry hue Bouquet–Loads of cherry/berry fruit with a nice beam of licorice, subtle hints of concord grape, and spice Palate–An explosion of dark fruit with a youngish structure that would benefit from a couple more years on the shelf.  Bread, big forest greenery and rustic spice finish this value Fronsac wine.  Made of…

Bogle “Essential Red” 2013 review by (PB)

Ruby Hue Bouquet–Creamy blackberry cordial candies, with cedary, spice notes Palate–Juicy, flavorful blackberry fruit with notes of bright cherry, plenty of spice and wildness. This is a blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Syrah and it works!  Bogle is growing into one of those vintners that just makes reliably good wines at bargain…