Monday, February 22, 2010

Bogle Winery Petite Sirah 2007

Think my taste buds are back.  I've been having a few problems with red wines since finishing some prescribed meds a few weeks ago.  No matter what was tried I was getting a very musty taste.  I opened a few old reliables thinking there must have been some bad bottles in the rack, but they turned out to be the same. Thankfully, all is now well and I have been really enjoying the last few days getting re-united with my favorite beverage. During my time off  I ordered a few cases of my favorite Finger Lakes wines to stock up the fridge and this past week completed my stocking up by purchasing the wines I need to learn more about in order to continue my education in wine appreciation. BTW, they are Zinfandel, Syrah, Pitite Sirah and Carmenere.
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!!

      Vintage: 2007
      Appellation: California
      Vineyard Sources: Clarksburg & Lodi
      Harvest Date: September 10 through October 24, 2007
      Release Date: March 2009
      Wine pH: 3.61
      Wine Acidity: 0.57g/100ml
      Alcohol: 13.5%


The Wine Whore said...

Glad you are getting your taste buds back... I could only imagine how hard your time away from wine must have been! :)

I tried this one a few weeks ago and was really surprised... can't beat it for the price!

Shelly said...

Sorry you haven't been able to enjoy your wines. I can't imagine how awful it would be to have them all taste bad.
Sounds like the Syrah was good and Shirley preparec a variety of flavors to enjoy it with.

Hampers said...

I can understand the feelings if one doesn't get back the taste. I love Viogner but sometime when I don't get it, I really feel bad.

Sarita, The Wine Gal said...

This little Delta vineyard puts out some good juice! I'm partial to the Old Vine Zin over the Petite Syrah but both are just solid food or drink alone wines. ~Cheers!

Wine Miser said...

Ilove P.S>

Man I love the Petite Sirahs.

You are right on theBogle, a nice value.


in vino veritas said...

Joe - glad you are feeling better. Looks like you are jumping on the Petite Sirah bandwagon too. I really enjoyed the Bogle (2/10). I've been trying to keep up with the PS postings but I'm falling behind. More in the cellar to hopefully try soon. I agree that this is a nice value wine. - Jason

Frank said...

Yeah, prescription meds will totally mess up your olfactory system.

I've always been fond of the Bogle PS... I feel it delivers great value in that sub-$8 category. Value wines will be the theme for the next tasting at our place, and I know the Bogle PS will be included in the mix.

Mark said...

Glad to see you back and enjoying wine again Joe. Based on your review and the positive comments that you've received, I will definitely give the Bogle P.S. a try.