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
As grape growers we hold high regard for the mindful tending of the soil and exacting knowledge of the cellar.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.
While I enjoyed the aroma, overall, I was disappointed with this wine.
I had recently tasted McManis Petite Sirah and absolutely loved it. In my mind I was expecting something similar, but that’s not what I got.
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.