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Beverage Tasting Institute: Bogle Wines Score Big!

While we are pretty fond of our wines, and we know so many of you out there enjoy them as much as we do, it is always amazing to receive great scores from wine reviewers! The Beverage Testing Institute has been tasting and rating wines since 1981, when they were founded with the intent of providing fair and impartial wine reviews for consumers. They also provide all their review on a free website, tastings.com.

Five of our wines have earned top marks recently…read on to check it out!

93 pts Best Buy  ♦  2013 Petite Sirah
Black garnet color. Bold, fruity, savory jammy aromas of black raspberry, leather, vanilla and cherry compote with a tangy, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. This vibrant petite sirah over-delivers with layers of fruit and complexity, silky tannins, and a chewy, satisfying texture.

92 pts Best Buy  ♦  2012 Phantom
Deep purple color. Delicate, interesting, toasty butter aromas of roasted nuts, berry pie crust and brown butter with a supple, tangy, dryish medium body and an appealing, medium-length blood orange, apple skin, baking spices, and cedar finish with dusty tannins. A wonderfully balanced, elegant and layered red blend.

90 pts Best Buy  ♦  2013 Chardonnay
Bright clear light-medium golden color. Delicate, toasty, fruity aromas of nougat, pineapple cake and candied lemon peel with soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium to full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium length pineapple, apple sauce and brazil nuts finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A juicy mouthwatering chardonnay that will cover a lot of bases.

90 pts Best Buy  ♦  2013 Essential Red
Black garnet color. Bright, buttery aromas of toffee, berry tart, mocha, and herbs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, interesting, crisp eucalyptus honey, almond nougat, and cedar finish with light oak. A smooth, spicy red blend that is sure to please.

90 pts Best Buy  ♦  2013 Old Vine Zinfandel
Ruby color. Aromas of German chocolate cake, dried berries, and candle wax with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium length berry chiffon, toffee, and lemon spritzed apple finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak.  A robust and very well-balanced zinfandel.