Maker: Bogle Vineyards, Graton, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8.8 out of 10
I’ve had good luck with Bogle’s inexpensive wines, and Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 is no exception. It leads with ripe cherries, mixed with tobacco, chocolate, and spice. The finish has rich tannins, and the overall structure is very pleasing. For a wine in the $10 range, this Cab is actually amazing.
Wine bloggers like Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 too… Cru Wine Online named it one of their Top Ten California Cabs Under $20. ScrewZoo liked the 2007 better, but still thinks it’s not bad for under $10; they suggest you tame the tannins by storage for a while or decanting. Wine Club Tastings “liked it, though felt it would improve with time.” The Value Vine found the Bogle Cab offered “a nice balance between dark red fruit and toasted oak.” And Norm (of Norm’s Tasting Notes, called it a “great example of their ability to produce good wine at an honest price.”
We paired the Bogle Cab with medium-rare ribeyes grilled outside, and the combination was perfect. This is a very nice wine for the price.
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Bogle does a great job with inexpensive wines. It’s also a great winery to visit. Located in the California Delta area, you’ll enjoy the scenic drive to the winery. Bring a picnic and enjoy!