Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Bogle Petite Sirah 2007
The 2007 Petite Sirah was produced from grapes harvested in both Clarksbug and Lodi, CA. It is a dark purple wine that opened with a big blackberry and plum nose along with black pepper and herbal notes. There were subtle aromas of toasted oak and vanilla also. The flavors in this medium bodied wine were really well balanced with black fruits and blueberries, pepper and oak. Although the acidity was slightly lower than the other PSs, the flavors were rich and had a nice long finish. Unlike some of the other Petite Sirah's, this one did not have an overpowering alcohol content and the tannins were relatively smooth. If possible, I would cellar this for another few years. For $11, this is a great buy. We paired it with my wife's moroccan chili and couscous, and all the peppers and cinnamon from the chili were perfect matches for this wine. Two thumbs up at our house. We can't wait to open the 2nd bottle. Give the 2007 Bogle Petite Sirah a try!