The Zins are coming along better than expected and Syrah is rapidly becoming one of my faves. This past week-end I started ordering the Petite Sirah at the Lounge and tonight I opened what is, as of now, the best. A Bogle Winery 2007.
The aroma was not what I expected of this dark garnet wine. I expected more fruit, but got an earthy leather and some spicy anise or licorice. In the mouth there was some blackberry, dark plum and spice with a dry and peppery finish.
Recommended pairing is rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces. Tonight Shirley made an excellent dish of chicken breast in left over fried peppers, onions and sausage, served with whipped potatoes, green beans and a chicken gravy accented with thyme. The pairing was just a tad short of "magnificent." The Bogle Petite Sirah was the perfect match.
Still have some way to go with this wine, but I am happy with the progress. At least I am no longer afraid of Petite Sirah.
The Bogle Petite Sirah was purchased locally for $7.99. Great value!!
Appellation: CaliforniaVineyard Sources: Clarksburg & Lodi
Harvest Date: September 10 through October 24, 2007
Release Date: March 2009
Wine pH: 3.61
Wine Acidity: 0.57g/100ml