at the parents house for the holidays. Several wines from that visit in my back pocket, so stay tuned.
This Bogle Petite Sirah was a pleasant surprise. My expectations were low with the low, $9, price point (from Costco) and the popular name/label that didn't come with the best sterotype. My first encounters with Bogle Wines comes in the late 90s when I was waiting tables at a Jewish Deli in Minneapolis during college summers. Fellow waiters would toss back glasses one of the three wines Zaroff's Deli offered (Black Opal, Hess Select, & Bogle) while waiting for the rush (or just get a bottle from the liquor store next door). Looking back, it was always a dumb idea because if you got real busy, you'd wished you weren't buzzed. Wish I could replace some of those brain cells...but those were some fun years.
As I was saying, this wine impressed me when comparing it to those binge drinking episodes of 10+ years back. My only complaint was the slightly gummy finish (I can sense the purple teeth coming). My nose is currently not taking smells due to a cold, but the immediate flavors of cherry with a hint of blueberry are nice. Slightly dry in the finish leaving that blueberry flavor to linger. Smooth & easy to drink while still having some distinction for an intermediate wine snob - great everyday wine: 6/10 rating.
My suggestion to Bogle: spin off a trendier label with this wine; the kids will dig it.