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Yolo County is an emerging wine region within the Central Valley district of California. The Sacramento River Delta provides a channel for cooling winds, making it the coolest region in Central Valley. It’s further divided into subregions, and the majority of the vineyards are located in the ones closest to the delta to the east, within the Clarksburg and Merritt Island AVA’s. But pioneering winemakers, such as John and Lane Giguiere, who founded R.H. Phillips winery, promote the warm weather conditions in the Dunnigan Hills and Capay Valley.
The warm weather climate is most conducive to varietals such as Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Tempranillo. White grapes grown are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. ~Amanda Schuster
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Varietals Produced in Yolo County View all

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Bogle Vineyards

    Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that th...

  • Capay Valley Vineyards

    Capay Valley Vineyards was established in 1998 by Tom Frederick and Pam Welch, long time resident...

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  • David Akiyoshi Cabernet Sauvignon Clarksburg California 2013


    A Naked Wines offering. Opens with spice and herbs and becomes more toffee, pear, and licorice. Soft and balanced and for a Cabernet with more fruit than oak - definitely not an 'Oak Monster'. As it opens more, bits of green chile and shortbread and a very interesting hint of pine. Feels more Old World to me, nuanced, but still young. Will want ... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Bogle Merlot California 2013


    I liked it more than some of the other reviews on this site. Young and snappy, showing multiple fruit notes and soft, rounded tannins.93pts (because of the price -$9.00!) Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • Bogle Chardonnay 2013


    Over ripe and over oaked. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Pine Ridge Chenin/Viognier 2013


    Ripe pear with floral notes on the nose. Nice acidity and ripe fruit sweetness with a clean soft finish. Paired well with the spice meatballs my daughter brought for Christmas. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Bogle Merlot California 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Bogle Merlot California 2012


    2012 vintage Bogle Merlot. Pleasant cherry nose. Overpowering acid on the palate. Seems a bit viney tannins as if they included the hard press into the wine.I much prefer the smoothness of a Maggio Family Vineyards Lodi Merlot. Read More

    Wine review by sipwines

  • Andis Wines Herzog Vineyard Chenin Blanc Clarksburg 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by bethmkeen

  • Essential Red Bogle Vineyards 2011


    Smokey and weedy with a coffee/over-steeped tea quality on the nose. Easy drinking and attractively bright in the mouth with some black plum skin and candied raspberry flavors immersed in cocoa and mocha flavors on the palate. Theres a whisper of tannin here that adds some textural contrast to the bright mouthfeel. In the end though this feels a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Essential Red Bogle Vineyards 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by mark

  • Matchbook Old Head Chardonnay 2012


    Kind of flat and flabby. There's oak and lemon cream on the nose and the palate. Not a whole lot of acidity or depth just the oak and not much else. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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