Bogle Petite Sirah (2006)

bogle-petite-sirah-2006We opened this Bogle Petite Sirah 2006 last night. I nearly swooned. I eagerly claimed the remaining wine for myself tonight — thanks, Tom! The blackish-purple hue is beautiful in the glass. The nose is blueberry, through and through. On the palate is a surprisingly jammy, yet dry, burst of fruit. There is a hint of black pepper along with ripe fruit and oak on the finish. The tannins are firm. I really like this wine. I recommended it to my friend Erin today, who also loves a big red wine.

For dinner I made a very simple soup, but one that I enjoy very much. It starts with browned ground beef and onions. Then I add canned tomatoes, beef broth, kidney beans, black beans, and barley. Although very simple, it is savory and satisfying. I will also add a few drops of hot sauce in a few minutes. I also baked a loaf of whole-wheat bread and that is out of the oven and cooling. So this petite sirah is the perfect wine for this meal of soup and bread. Cheers!

(By the way, I purchased this wine at Kroger’s; it was on sale. Marked down from $13.99 to $9.99.)

3 Responses to “Bogle Petite Sirah (2006)”

  1. Erin Burd Says:

    I’m going to search for the Bogle this weekend. I’m also going go make a trip to Trader Joe’s to stock my wine rack. Any good suggestions that you normally get there? Maybe it is on your website somewhere!?!? Your website it great, p.s.

  2. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hey, thanks Erin! We have found some very good wines/deals at Trader Joe’s. I’ll work on a list of our favorites for you.

  3. Seth Says:

    I LOVE THIS WINE!!!! Unfortunately, the 2005 is in very low supply, but as good as the 2006 is…the 2005 is even better! I am a student at the Culinary Institute of America and am taking an advanced wines course, this is a really intersting blog, keep it up!


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