Bogle 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.
Through 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.
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, wine.com, amazon.com, bevmo.com, totalwine.com, 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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