Wine for the Weekend: Bogle Essential Red 2012 $11

Bogle Essential Red 2012



Ixel Balamke’s wine notes –

Color – dark ruby

Aroma – dark fruit and cardamom

Initial taste – Intense flavors of boysenberries and luscious vanilla

Finish – Juicy and silky tannins throughout with a finish notes of black licorice and spicy pipe tobacco at the very end

Price – $11

Wine Enthusiast“This dry red blend is as sophisticated, Bogle 2012 Essential Red (California). Structured and balanced as many high-end Cabernets. Made from old-vine Zin, with Syrah, Cabernet and Petite Sirah as well, it has a deep, exotic aroma of dark fruit plus cedar and cardamom. The flavor is richly fruity, the mouthfeel is firmly textured and the finish lingers nicely. It’s medium bodied and full-flavored.
#3 of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Best Buys of 2014


Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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