“The Petite Sirah has enough color, structure, and richness to handle that infusion of Bourbon. It was 14.5 percent alcohol; when it came out, it was 16.5 percent. A couple of gallons of Bourbon got soaked out of those staves, so it gives brown sugar notes, classic Bourbon flavors, but very mild. And it made the wine rich and increased the mouthfeel. Of course, alcohol does that a little bit. It was fun to see the aromatics that came from the Bourbon. It’s a delicious wine!”
– Eric Aafedt, Vice President, Winemaking
Winemaker Eric Aafedt purchased 52 used American oak bourbon barrels to age our heritage Petite Sirah. With a whisper of whiskey left in each one, these barrels imparted subtle and sultry characteristics into the wine, including a richer mouthfeel, deeper toast and higher alcohol. The joining of Kentucky bourbon and Clarksburg Petite Sirah have once again brought you a wine to savor, relish and love with each sip.
ABOUT ERIC AAFEDT
A long tenured employee, Eric has been a part of the Bogle family for over 25 years. Crafting approachable wines of amazing flavor, complexity and balance, Eric’s style has come to be synonymous with Bogle wines. Focusing on quality vintage after vintage, Eric’s efforts can be enjoyed with each and every glass we produce.
ABOUT BOGLE VINEYARDS
Though the Bogle family has been farming in the Clarksburg region for six generations, their involvement in the wine business spans back 50 years. In addition to passing down a strong work ethic and dedication to quality, the success of Bogle over the years is rooted in the day-to-day involvement of the Bogle family.
Bogle Vineyards is a proud recipient of the 2018 Green Medal Leader Award, which recognizes the vineyard that best demonstrates environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable sustainability practices. At Bogle, they understand that nurturing the land and preserving its vitality is not only essential for their family, but across the globe, so that future generations can enjoy many harvests for centuries to come.