As I am heading into the homestretch of my Petite Sirah tasting journey, I want to highlight a couple of great values. One comes from Pedroncelli Winery and the other from Bogle Vineyards. Both are surprisingly balanced with gentler tannins than many other Petites. Each come in at under $15 and really offer a nice bang for your buck!
Pedroncelli 2009 Petite Sirah pours a deep plum in the glass and offers intense aromas of dark fruit and spice. The palate is smooth and easy to drink with notes of black cherries, pepper, and currants. Nice effort by Pedroncelli! (B, $14, 14.3% alcohol)
Bogle is one of the wines you can find a pretty much every grocery store (Trader Joe’s included). While I generally shy away from grocery store picks, this wine is actually well worth picking up! There are rich aromas of blackberry and leather with a palate of anise, hints of oak, and dark berries. The finish is long and spicy and the price is just right! (B, $10, 13.5% alcohol)