Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, findingourwaynow.comBogle Winery is a local winery not very far from where I live. I feel I am very lucky to live where I do for the simple fact that there are numerous wineries, vineyards, and the awesome weather that accompanies this location surround me.

Bogle Winery, like many of the wineries in Northern California, has a very interesting history.  It all started in 1870 when Captain AJ Bogle moved west just following the Civil War.  He and his nephew, Samuel Bogle, settled in the Sacramento Delta Region in Northern California and started farming fruit and vegetables selling his produce to businesses and customers in San Francisco.

Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, findingourwaynow.comThrough the generations and many changes in the family’s fortunes, Warren Bogle, great grandson to Samuel Bogle, made the decision to plant and start growing wine grapes for the simple fact that there was no need to replant a new crop each year.

All the grapes that they produced were initially sold to other wineries such as Wente and Krug. The Bogle family didn’t start bottling their own wine until 1978.  Today 40 % of their grape production is bottled under their own label, 60% of the grape harvest is sold to other wineries.

Bogle Winery is located in Clarksburg California. It has remained in the family where 3 of the 4 current Bogle descendants manage and produce wine  and wine grapes carrying on the family tradition. Today, Bogle Vineyards has been ranked as the country’s 14th-largest winery.

The winery’s focus has been to produce quality wines at inexpensive prices. That has proved to be a very successful strategy, especially given some our most recent economic times.

Clarksburg California where Bogle is located was first settled in the 1850’s. It was cleared and developed solely for agricultural purposes.  It is located across the Sacramento River a bit south from Sacramento California. Clarksburg is unique among many of the small California towns in that many of the descendants of the families who initially settled the area still live there to this day.  This along with the thriving wine industry has allowed Clarksburg to maintain it’s wonderful small-town charm.

Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon,

This is what the winemaker has to say about Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2010:

“Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape that takes its own sweet time, slowly lingering to ripen on the vine. We are rewarded by its reluctance.

This is a classic example of the varietal with notes of tea and tobacco leaf on the nose. Plump, red cherries and black currants round out the mid palate, with supple earth tones balancing the fruit. Spicy American oak offers clove and pipe tobacco on the finish, with chalky tannins and a sturdy and satisfying structure. This wine is enjoyable now, but can be stored for 6-9 years.”

You can find Bogle Winery Wines and their Cabernet Sauvignon on their website,,,,, Trader Joe’s, Cost Plus/World Market  or any fine wine purveyor.

This Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon was a great wine to serve with our beef tips, green beans and roasted fingerling potatoes.  After dinner, we moved the party to our patio where we shared stories and gossip ending the night by finishing with a final glass of wine.  It was a fun time.

Time for a glass…

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  • Cheryl Therrien

    Here I go again… I like the label. When you can’t drink the wine, you admire the labels. LOL :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      The reason for the label is an interesting story all by itself Cheryl. I am saving that for a future post at another time. :-)

  • Jamie

    I love the name… We will definitely have to get together for some wine tasting when I move north at the end of the month! =)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I would love that Jamie. We will need to make that a plan. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    This is an excellent wine, I’ve never had a bad bottle. Now that the weather is cooling down all my old favourites are looking appealing again. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Debra, I do enjoy this vintner and what they create. It also helps that they are very local to me. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    Sounds delicious, Susan. Have a feeling it has a good boquete.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      It does have a great bouquet Catarina. I think you would enjoy this wine. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ve picked this one up from time to time and definitely agree that it’s a great value.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I agree Jeri. It also helps that the winery is JUST down the road for where I live. :-)

  • Susan Oakes

    Sounds like a wine to try Susan and I like the label.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      It’s a fun wine for sure Susan. The label only add to the fun. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    It’s good to see that they decided to keep some of their grapes for themselves. It can make a difference n the finished wine when the grapes don’t have to travel too far.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I agree Jon. Many times wine grapes are grown one place and ship to another to be processed. :)

  • doreenpendgracs

    Susan, I am SO looking forward to discovering some of these amazing CA wines with you IN PERSON in just a few weeks! You are so fortunate to live in an area that is bursting with abundance when it comes to culinary delights. Does wine fit under the culinary umbrella, or is there another adjective I should be using? See you soon!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I feel very fortunate to living where I do Doreen. There is so much to explore and experience. I love it. I too am looking forward to your visit. It will be fun to show you some of the places I have written about. :-)

  • Adrienne

    I bet it’s so cool to live where you do Susan. When my brother lived in California for a short time we did go winery hopping one weekend and that was so much fun. Just tasting all the different wines they had was amazing.

    I love the story you shared of their history, so fascinating.

    This one sounds pretty good too. My goodness, I better quit reading this reviews or I’m going to go broke. lol…

    Great job Susan, thanks.


    • Susan P. Cooper

      It really is Adrienne, We have some pretty amzing vintners with in a very short distance of where we live. Living here does offer some great advantages. I am so glad you enjoyed the history. I love hearing there stories.

      I would say that is time for a glass for you… LOL. :-)

  • Carol Covin

    Thanks for the history. We have friends named Bogle, so always get them this wine.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That is very cool Carol. I do love the history of the different vintners. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Such a lovely discription of the Bogle Winery Cabernet Sauvignon. Did you do anything special to the green beans you had with it? Trying to get ideas for Thanksgiving :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks Krystle, I do like this wine and the fact that is just down the ros is even better. Regarding the green beans; I sautéed them in butter and added slivered almonds to them, so good. :-)

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