We opened a Bogle Merlot the other day. I had mentioned to Aaron a Bogle wine I remembered having over a year ago that I liked so much, but couldn't recall what varietal. It was a wine that has stuck in my head since then. When I went to look for a few months ago, all I could find at the store was the Bogle Petit Sirah, and after trying that, I knew that wasn't quite it. So we opened the Bogle Merlot the other night and, although it was good, it wasn't at all like the wine I remembered liking so much.
It finally occured to me to look in my wine journal, which I was much better at keeping a year ago than I am today. I wondered if I had been smart enough to write down this mystery Bogle wine that I liked so much so that I would remember down the road.
Phew...sure enough, I was! Good job, 2008 Ashley! I pulled out my wine journal, which I started keeping very loosely in 2006.
And I flipped through the pages until I found this page below. Yes! I was so smart...I even kept the label from the Bogle bottle and pasted it in the book along with notes from the night we drank it!
Bogle Phantom 2005, a blend of
Petit Sirah, Old Vine Zinfandel and Old Vine Mourvedre