A few weeks ago, while out shopping, I passed by a local wine shop that I haven't been to in quite a few years. That day they were featuring Bogle wines, so I picked up a 2008 Petite Sirah($9) and a 2009 Old Vine Zin($10). Two years ago, I posted my review on the 2007 Petite Sirah and was anxious to try the '08 and very anxious to try the Old Vine Zin from Bogle.
The '08 Petite Sirah was a little tamer with a little more fruit aroma and taste. The finish was less peppery than the '07 and paired nicely with a pork roast with sauerkraut.
I decided to open the Zinfandel in lieu of an Italian wine(a requirement in this house) with a spaghetti dinner. To clarify, I have an Italian wife who always insist on an Italian wine with Italian food, but this time she gave in to my request for the Zin. Earlier in the day, I opened the Zinfandel, so Shirley could add to her tomato sauce and while opened, I did take a little sip. That little sip was a little peppery, so I wasn't sure if I made the right choice. I let the bottle uncorked and let it sit for about three hours before pouring with the spaghetti dinner. That was a great move.
Taste like much more
expensive Zins. Some blackberry and hints of red candied apple aromas were much better than earlier. In the mouth were lots of blackberry and a bit of cinnamon which led to a smooth finish of raspberry and just a little spice.
Since the first time I tasted Bogle wines, they have been a favorite of mine. This was the first Bogle Zinfandel I tasted and as expected, I was quite pleased. Both the Petite Sirah and the Old Vine Zinfandel are quality wines at a very affordable price. Highly Recommended