We arrived at our Sandhills ranch around 7:30 in the evening after a long day in the car. Titus had just thrown up and it was past his bedtime, so by the time we gave my son a bath and put him to bed, we were more than ready for dinner. Mom had made barbecue ribs, corn on the cob, potatoes, and a salad – my comfort foods. After opening a bottle of wine that proved a disappointment, Sonja made plans to make some sangria and I went to open another bottle, something I was confident wouldn’t disappoint us.
When I think of Bogle, I think of consistency and value. The 2014 Bogle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is still young. Fully dry with nice structure, it offers notes of blackberry, blueberry and leather, leading into a long, dry finish. A relatively simple flavor profile does not detract; slightly tight, it is very drinkable now, and likely to age successfully for up to ten years, possibly more. Easily one of the best $10 Cabernets on the market.
I recently got into a conversation with a friend on Vivino about the best value Cabs, and this one absolutely makes my list. This rivals the best QPR’s on the market for this varietal, and possibly for all reds. 88 points on my scale, and highly recommended.