Cabernet Sauvignon is a grape that takes its own sweet time, slowly lingering to ripen on the vine. We are rewarded by its reluctance. Overwhelming cherry and vivid plums create a welcome first impression, while touches of green tea leaves and leather nestle themselves among the spicy, saucy fruit. Fourteen months in American barrels have produced touches of melted caramel and white pepper. With well-integrated tannins and a rich and round finish, this wine will be a favorite for years to come.
This wine is a dark ruby color with a heavy texture. Immediately there is the taste of cherry and a silky almost buttery rhubarb. It is a great Cabernet, and price to value is excellent. The finish is soft tobacco and vanilla with moderate tannin and decent acidity. Drinkable now.
For over 20 years, Chris Smith has had one priority: bringing in the highest quality wine grapes for our wines. Whether working with our estate vineyards in Clarksburg or our vineyard partners across the state, Chris’ time in each diverse appellation ensures that the fruit has the complexity and character to live up to the Bogle quality standard.
In Eric Aafedt’s 18 years at Bogle, much has changed. What has not, is the commitment to handcrafting wines of the finest quality and the best value in California. Balancing use of modern equipment and technologies with time-tested traditional methods of winemaking, Eric is proud of each and every bottle that carries the Bogle name.