Bogle Petite Sirah Review

Bogle Petite Sirah is vinted and bottled by Bogle Vineyards in Clarksburg, California, USA.

According to Bogle, Petite Sirah is the “first red grape that founder Warren Bogle planted in 1968.”

They also state that this wine is barrel aged for twelve months in American oak.

Bogle Petite Sirah Wine Review

Bogle Petite Sirah

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From the Bottle Pictured Above

I tasted the 2016 vintage of Bogle Petite Sirah.


In the glass, this wine is dark purple in color.

Just the slightest bit of light shines through, leaving a garnet-like glow on the table.

Legs are numerous and quick to fall.


This wine is quite aromatic, with the first whiff being noticeable as the cork was pulled.

You don’t have to get too close to notice the wine’s medium intensity aromas of earthy cinnamon and red fruits.

There is a slight whiff of alcohol that presents itself when you’re up close.

Bogle Petite Sirah alcohol content 13.5% by volume, per the bottle.

Overall, an enjoyable aroma.


Raspberry and blueberry flavors present themselves at first sip.

Secondarily, you may notice some clove.

Unfortunately, you might also notice some “green-ness” to this wine. At least I did and it left a bitter flavor on my palate.

Mouthfeel and Tannins

Mouthfeel was a bit rough, almost “cat tongue” like.

Tannins were certainly present and somewhat uncontrolled.


Bogle Petite Sirah finishes long, with the bitterness and tannins taking the spotlight.

Bogle Petite Sirah Review Pinterest Pin

Overall Opinion

While I enjoyed the aroma, overall, I was disappointed with this wine.

It’s unfortunate the back end of this wine isn’t as good as the front end. When the wine first hits your palate, it’s not bad. But shortly thereafter, the bitterness kicks in and puts a damper on things.

I should also point out that a little air does help this wine a bit.  Oddly, a fresh pour doesn’t help the front end, but actually detracts from the initial “not so bad” flavors on your palate.

Bogle Petite Sirah price $9.99.

Suggested Food Pairing

Bogle suggests pairing this wine with Smoked Lamb Shoulder with Rosemary.

That may tamper some of this wine’s less than stellar qualities, but I’m not planning on finding out if it does or not.


  1. I like the Bogle Petite Sirah. Is there sugar added to this wine just curious. If yes, I would like to know how much sugar/carbohydrates is in Bogle Petite Sirah per 6 ounces or however it is measured. I just had a glass of it Friday night and in 10 minutes my fingers that felt cold warmed up and feel hot. The rest of my body warmed up too.

    1. While I don’t know if sugar was added to this wine (though I doubt it was, as most winemakers don’t add sugar to their wines), I’m happy to hear drinking it was a warming experience for you! Fun!

      Personally, I didn’t like the bitterness, but that’s just my palate. Everyone’s is different, so I say, “Drink what you like!”


  2. Interestingly my notes on Bogle’s 2014 vintage of Petite Sirah were exactly the same when 4 of us tasted 3 different Petite Sirah wines one day. My notes indicate that we poured the remainder of the bottle down the drain.

    1. Thanks for sharing your notes on the 2014!

      Ya, this one definitely left me wanting more, especially after having the McManis.

      I have Concannon lined up for a review in the near future. I’ll be curious to see what that one is like. They say it’s their “signature” wine, so my hopes are up.


    2. We’re all different. For me the Bogle Petite Sirah is, at the $10 is dollar range, my absolute favorite wine. I find it full bodied and I enjoy all it’s flavors/notes. I agree the McManis is very good as well. I used to go to a wine bar in Los Angeles and the Sommelier used every-day words to describe wine. For reds that I liked her words that fit my taste were smoke, thick, leather, and her word “steaky”. Any thoughts on other wines that would fit that bill? Thanks :)

      1. Hey Elisa, thanks for checking out Honest Wine Reviews!

        I might suggest Salmon Creek Pinot Noir (or their Merlot if you can find it).

        Also, Rodney Strong Pinot Noir, though it’s a bit more pricey.

        From what you described you like, those might be to your liking, I think.


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