For Apres ski today we popped a bottle of 2005 Bogle Petite Sirah. Harvested in October and November from vineyards in Clarksburg and Lodi this wine clocks in at 13.5% alcohol. Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,200 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, its success has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. I have had the Petite Sirah before, which is the flagship grape of Bogle, but I did not remember it. I am huge fan of the Phantom from Bogle which is a blend of Zin, Petite Sirah and Mourvedre.
My Tasting Notes
Color – Very dark purple
Nose – Cassis, vanilla, walnut, cinnamon
Taste – Blackberry, black cherry, licorice
Mouthfeel – Medium body, smooth although I did get a little heat at only 13.5% alcohol which seemed weird
Finish – Peppery with some black pepper on top, long and dry
The wine comes off a little “sweet”, although it is a dry wine, with all of the dark fruit and vanilla notes on the nose and palate. I liked it, plus for $12 in a ski town that isn’t bad. It wasn’t overly complex but it paired nicely with some Huntsman cheese which is a blend of Blue and Cheddar cheese.