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2008 Bogle California Cabernet Sauvignon

November 12, 2010 - Norman Bentley

It takes a good farmer with good soil to grow good grapes. The Bogle familly has been farming the Sacramento River delta near Clarksburg, California for quite some time, in fact the family's history of farming in California goes back to the mid 1880's. Today their operation includes over 1200 acres under cultivation, with a number of metals and awards to attest to the winery's reputation for producing good wines at value prices.

The 2008 Bogle California Cabernet Sauvignon is a great example of their ability to produce good wine at an honest price. "The Wine Spectator" commented, that the wine "shows good richness and a range of flavors, with roasted herb, sage, dried currant and mineral notes. Full bodied and rustic, but serves up a tasty mix of unbridled Cabernet." - 87 Points. The "Wine Enthusiast" gave it a 90, and labeled it "a terrific value"

We paired this rich cherry and plum flavored Cabernet Sauvignon with a two inch thick Fillet cooked medium rare on the grill, with side dishes of grilled zukini, and penne pasta baked with cheddar cheese. The wine was wonderful with this meal. The aroma was enticing with scents of currant and cherry evolving into the plum and cherry flavors, which finished strong with lingering notes of cedar and oak.

The wine was aged for fourteen months in American Oak and comes in at a perfect 13.5% alcohol. Serve it with any meat dish or with aged cheese after dinner.

It would, however, be hard to beat that two inch steak! Norm's score is 88.

Price - $9 - $12

Score - 88



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