The Bogle family are a sixth generation farming family. The first generation in 1870 moved to California from Tennessee and set about trying to grow cherries, peaches and pears. Sadly that failed for the Bogles, but better things were to follow!
The fourth generation, in 1968, planted 20 aces of grapes and grew for other wineries in the region. In 1979 they built the winery, that still stands there today, and produced their own labels. Now up to the sixth generation of Bogle farmers and winemakers these guys show no signs of slowing up anytime soon.
Probably best known for their big, over the top, buttery style Chardonnay – their reds are bloody awesome too! This Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel is made from, well, you guessed it, old vines! The fruit from these 60-80 year old vines produce some classic “Zin” flavours. Spending two months in American oak this red is jam packed with raspberry and blackberry fruit flavours with a raisin/licorice like flavour you can find in good Zin.
Wrap your lips around this one and get Bonkers for Bogle!