Friday, August 29, 2008

Not So Petite

At just over 5'3", some would consider me petite. But, I have always said that although small of stature, I can sometimes be feisty.

At our housewarming party last week, one of the wines we opened was the 2005 Petite Sirah. First produced in 1978 by the Bogle family, it is considered Bogle's heritage varietal. Extremely aromatic with luscious boysenberry, touches of black pepper and herbs. Trademark inky and jammy tones fill your mouth with ripe fruit and berries. The voluptuous finish lingers with toasty oak and lush ripe fruit. The firm tannins make this a wine that can bottle age for years to come. Try this unique wine with rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and hearty sauces.

Don't underestimate the power of the petite. Remember, good things come in small packages!