Inky purple, this inky wine resonates with juicy blueberries and freshly turned earth. It also has succulent and savory notes of dark berries and roasted spices, creating a supple and mouth-filling texture. The finish is laced with chewy and chalky tannins complemented by vanilla, toasted brown sugar, and dark cocoa.
Bogle Vineyards has been farming in Clarksburg since the 1870s when Civil War infantryman Captain AJ Boyle left his native Tennessee for California along with his nephew, Samuel. The family began growing grapes which were sold to local wineries, and ten years after the first grapes were planted they started their own winemaking operation.
The Bogle vineyards are located in the Sacramento Delta region of California. They have been making wines for over a century, and today the winery produces over 100,000 cases.
This is a solid Petite Sirah that will age well. It is a full-bodied red with rich dark berry flavors, some vanilla oak and a lingering finish. It can be paired with braised short ribs and blackberry barbecue sauce, or smoked lamb shoulder with rosemary.
This is a great value, and an excellent alternative to Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon for those looking to try something new. It is also a good choice for those looking for a more serious red wine that has more layered flavor and structure than most cheaper Zinfandels offer.