Bogle Chardonnay 2011
The Bogle Chardonnay 2011 is layered flavor upon flavor, creating an easy-to-enjoy wine with generous character. Using the techniques of barrel fermentation, sur-lie aging and partial malolactic fermentation, winemakers have made a delicous wine. Winemaking at Bogle Vineyards is both seen as an art and a science. Bogle winemakers have again hand-crafted a perfectly balanced, yet complex Chardonnay.
The Bogle Chardonnay 2011 has generous aromas of fruit and toasty oak entice the senses as you first encounter this Chardonnay. Green apples and juicy pears give way to elegant hints of lemon meringue, and finish ripe and refreshing on the palate. Created by aging on the lees, the rich and velvety mouthfeel adds complexity to the fruit, allowing the flavors to sink softly into toasty notes of American oak. The finish, lingering and graceful, is coupled by a mouthwatering acidity that creates a longing for just one more sip….
Enjoy this wine with just about everything!
Bogle Chardonnay 2011 facts
Vineyard Source: Clarksburg & Monterey
Fermentation: 50% new American Oak and sur-lie aging
Harvest Dates: September 1 – October 26, 2011
Barrel Program: 9 months in new American oak
Release Date: May, 2012
Wine pH: 3.48
Wine Acidity: 0.66g/100ml
The Bogle Label
There is a story everywhere, and there is indeed a story behind the foil pheasant icon now perched subtly atop Bogle’s labels. When Warren Bogle and his son Chris first decided to bottle the family’s wine, they wanted a label that artistically depicted the unique river region where the vines were planted.
Living on Bogle’s River Ranch was a multi-talented artist named Paul Lorenzi. Warren and Chris asked Paul to create a sketch of the vines. Sitting down one evening, with his glass of wine in hand, Paul began his sketch, when suddenly a gorgeous male ring necked pheasant came into view and settled among the vines. Paul captured the bird as he gracefully arced over the vines. Thus the label with the bird was born.
Merritt Island, where Bogle is located, has always been a heaven for amazing wildlife. The ring-necked pheasant, though elusive to the quest, is a common resident on the island. In retrospect, the pheasant is a very appropriate symbol for Bogle, and staff and family alike hold the pheasant in high regard.
Over the years, the single solitary bird from the original label became a pair of birds, the colorful male and the more subtle female. The bird evolved, from large, colorful artistic renditions, to emblematic outlines, to the noble gold-foiled logo that you see today.
Website of the producer: Bogle Vineyards