2006 Bogle Petite Sirah

2006 Bogle Petite SirahPrice: $8.99 @ Trader Joe’s

What They Said:

Per wine.com “First produced in 1978 by the Bogle family, Petite Sirah is considered Bogle’s “heritage” varietal. 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, 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.”

What I Think:

I’ve always been curious about this one, have seen it at Trader Joe’s in the wine aisle for years but it was just a hair north of my normal price range and when the wallet opened wider it never seemed to make the cut. After catching it on Wine Library TV that was about to change quickly. Even more so when RJ’s Wine Blog gave it two thumbs up! Quickly in the cart it went…

Looking for an excuse to open it I remembered @GaryVee called it a pizza wine. Low and behold what was in the oven, before you can check the cork is out… The nose was loaded with dark fruit, pepper and an undertone of herbs (sage?). On the palate dark, toasty and inky with solid blueberry and cherry flavors that meet a nice earthy, leathery component in the mid palate. Progresses to a nice rich, smooth and balanced finish throughout with light tannins with flavors that keep on lingering. This wine has a great structure and is very well balanced throughout. The expected heat never arrives. Hands down the winner of the 4 recent Petite Sirah’s I’ve had. Trader Joe’s currently had two others in this price range, the Rendition and the Inheritance. Don’t waste your time. Easily a Top 10 all time Trader Joe’s wine. Buy this one 3 at a time…

Rating: Bulk Buy

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6 thoughts on “2006 Bogle Petite Sirah

  1. glad you liked it. i was equally as impressed and now that you said i must buy it 3 at a time, well, then, that’s what i must do. this could make my ’09 top 10 list, just need to see what else i run into this year.

  2. Just thought I’d mention that Bogle’s tasting room is totally worth a visit if you live in the SF area. They’re on the delta between Antioch and Sacramento, way off the beaten path in the Clarksburg appellation (about an hour from Oakland). It’s a beautiful area for driving and tasting.

  3. @josh Thanks for the tip, been meaning to make it out to Clarksburg and the surrounding area for sometime. You’ve moved it a notch higher on the to do list!

  4. Jason! After going through your entire website (well, most of it, anyway), I had this wine on my shopping list for today. I’ve just come home to report that my Trader Joes location in Downtown DC doesn’t carry this wine, or even anything from Bogle, and the gentleman that helped me who consulted with his people told me that it was likely due to its high alcohol content.

    As consolation to myself, I went with my fourth bottle of Epicuro’s ’06 Nero D’Avola… I really can’t get enough of this one.

  5. On a recent flight from Hawaii (our home), we were served a glass of wine, the taste of which was exciting to both my wife and I. What a great wine. We inquired of the flight attendant what the label was and he presented us the bottle.

    We would like to know where we can purchase the Bogle in Hawaii and in Washington (state). Thank you for any information you can provide.

  6. I love Port. Bogle Petite Shirah Port was recommended highly by a wine connoiseur as a cut above the less expensive Ports and the more expensive $200 bottles. This is a singular experience for someone who can’t afford the higher end Ports from Portugal. It’s such an unusual experience.

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