1997 Bogle Petite Sirah ($12). This chunky, well-rounded, concentrated California red wine delivers a ton of flavor at a reasonable price. While you wouldn't call it delicate, it avoids the rough edges shown by many petite sirahs. It's loaded with flavors of blackberry, chocolate, coffee and herbs. Serve it with unsubtle foods such as a well-loaded pizza or even chili.
Pub Date: 02/17/99