Wine Enthusiast 91 points - A tower of tannin shapes this deep-colored and ripely fruity wine into an awesome drink. Layers of fine tannins pile up to make a firm, thick texture that supports lots of deep berry flavors and cleans the palate as you sip. It will make a good match with grilled and roasted beef, lamb or game.
On the nose, luscious boysenberry teases you along with touches of black pepper and herbs. Trademark inky and jammy tones fill the mouth with ripe fruit and berries. The voluptuous finish lingers with toasty oak and lush fruit. The firm tannins make this a wine that can develop for years to come.
|Wine maker notes
|Thirty-one years after it was first produced by the Bogle family in 1978, Petite Sirah is today considered Bogle’s “heritage” varietal. Ripe summer blackberries and plums overwhelm both the nose and palate of this wine. Its trademark inky, jammy qualities are a barrage of black fruit and spice, adding layer upon layer of complexity. Notes of supple leather and toasty oak envelop the flavors through the finish, giving way to wisps of caramel and vanilla. The firm tannins make this a wine that can develop for years to come, but you won’t want to wait that long to enjoy it!