Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bogle Petite Sirah 2007

Back in May, 2009 I posted my first Bogle experience with a tasting of the Phantom.  Now, thanks to another PS I Love You member, I have been given the opportunity to try yet another wonderful wine from the Bogle Winery.  Bogle is a family run winery that was started in 1968 in Clarksburg, CA by the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle.  In 1989, Patty (Chris's wife) took over the operation of the winery following Chris's passing.  Today, the winery operation has reached the 6th generation of family members.
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!

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