The Bogle family are a sixth generation farming family. The first generation in 1870 moved to California from Tennessee and set about trying to grow cherries, peaches and pears. Sadly that failed for the Bogles, but better things were to follow!
The fourth generation, in 1968, planted 20 aces of grapes and grew for other wineries in the region. In 1979 they built the winery, that still stands there today, and produced their own labels. Now up to the sixth generation of Bogle farmers and winemakers these guys show no signs of slowing up anytime soon.
Probably best known for their big, over the top, buttery style Chardonnay – their reds are bloody awesome too! This is their Bogle Petite Sirah – not to be confused with Syrah. Although they are related, genetically. They shouldn’t be confused as the same style of red though. Oh, it also goes by the name “Durif”.
Confused? You wouldn’t be the only one. But Petite Sirah is a grape on the up – big time! In its spiritual home of California plantings have doubled in the last decade, in fact there’s even a hardcore following of Petite Sirah slurpers that have set up their own advocacy group (PS – I Love You).
This is a richly flavoured, juicy Petite Sirah that’s big and bold in flavour and dark, inky in colour. It’s hard to match California when it comes to PS that’s dangerously drinkable like this! Pair this big, bold, richly flavoured red with a slab of juicy, red meat from the grill.