Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah Clarksburg Port 2007
First try of petite sirah, good stuff. Fruity, but not jammy, blueberry tart, nice firm tannins, had some oak working behind the scenes. Enjoyable. Thought I got a wiff of pencil shavings on the nose. This looked like dynamite in a glass, dark and inky. Will definitely give this varietal a better look.
Honestly, the first thing I noted was the price - but the bottle artwork is handsome and refined. In the glass, this wine has a very deep, very dark plum color and there a hint of a smoky, haziness detectable when held to the light. The aromas are moderate, but harmonious. Notes of green tea, pepper and blackberry waft from the glass and fill the nose. I tasted this wine, swallowed, smiled and whispered "that is fantastic." It really is. The flavors are not incredibly intense, but they grow with each sip as the petite body of this red fills the palate. There is a deliciously butterscotch smoothness in the sip, perhaps a caramel. I also noted a hint of toasted pecan, oak, pepper, and a mild smoke flavor. Tannins come to the party, but play their part well and are only mildly astringent. The finish is a nice lingering 5 seconds. I found myself craving a smoky, fatty, grilled rosemary lamb-chop, but any hearty red meat would fit the bill. Spaghetti with meatballs would be another possibility. MORE at http://redsfortherestofus.blogspot.com/
Mild and flavorful but with only a small amount of tannin. Really enjoyable wine. i give this to non-red wine folks to convert them!
the best wine for the price i have ever had. tasted it blind at a dinner party and it was by far the favorite out of several other reds we tried. all others were 2-4 times the price. one of the guests is a sommlier at a fine dining restaurant and she could not believe the quality for the price. very smooth, rich, but still fruit forward. not even the sommlier could tell that it was not a very high end cab.
Nose: blackcurrant, plum and jammy berry fruits, vanilla, a hint of leather. Palate: blackcurrant, soft juicy, jammy red berries, vanilla. Sweet and soft on the front palate, with inky darker tannins emerging on the back palate. Smooth, moderate tannins.
Very, very good
same as all the other vintages. never disappoints.
External Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah Clarksburg Port
This years vintage displays the succulentaromas of vine-ripened boysenberries and summer blackberries mingling with touches of pipe tobacco and warm spice. The voluptuous finish is reminiscent of a warm berry crisp, fresh from the oven.
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. - Winery
Amazingly inky, deep purple wine emerges from the bottle as you pour a glass of Bogle's flagship varietal. On the nose, powerful boysenberry and blackberry scents are reminiscent of last summer's offering. Trademark jammy notes fill the mouth with ripe fruit and berries. The voluptuous finish lingers with toasty, vanilla oak and lush fruit. 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! Try this unique wine with rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces.
Bogle is a consistent source of top-value Petite Sirah. Black pepper and spicy nuances enhance this wine's plum, berry and cherry flavors, with everything nestled in a comfortable bed of oak. Smooth and harmonious.
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!