Bogle — Never be afraid to explore the cheap. Have you ever purchased a wine because you noticed someone in the wine aisle with an entire case of one specific wine? Sometimes curiosity can get the best of us, as it did me in this case. 

Pinot Grigio is a varietal I rarely purchase despite its popularity in the United States. Honestly, I generally reach for a good Sauvignon Blanc, preferring whites with more acid, herbaceous notes, and less sweetness. Truthfully, I can’t remember the last time I tasted any “Bogle” brand wine. 

When I located this bottle on the shelf and saw the under $10 price, my first thought was, “I have nothing to lose.” Meh! If it’s not good, I don’t mind dumping it down the drain. Yet, I have to admit; that I had difficulty pushing the stereotypes (mass-produced, cheap) aside. 

In the glass, the wine is almost transparent with a faint golden hue. A nose of citrus is prominent. The nose follows through on the palate, joining notes of nectarine, tropical fruit, and melon. This wine is crisp and refreshing. I can see how a case would be an extremely affordable option and likely appeal to the masses for a large summer gathering. 

If there is one thing I learned from this experience, it’s to keep trying wines, regardless of the price. Never be afraid to explore the cheap.

Bogle Pinot Grigio

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