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Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2003

Member Review by dbhonig:

Garnet colored, with a duller brickish hue. Nose is fruity, mostly strawberry and plum, but sharp. The high alcohol content is obvious. On the palate it is soft and buttery, with explosive fruit. Strawberry, prune, and cherry (more bing than dried) are the fruit flavors, with some leather a meat in the finish. It's fairly hot, and finishes a little thin. Overall, very good for the price, and likely to satisfy the oenophile and casual drinker alike.

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Bogle Vineyards:
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well ... Read more
Although the Bogle family has been farming since the mid-1800's, it was not until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, California. In this small farming community nestled along the Sacramento River, the Bogle family's years of hard work have developed into an impressive grape growing operation, as well as a nationally acclaimed winery. Today Bogle Vineyards farms over 1,200 acres of wine grapes in the Delta region. While the winery was established ten years after the first grapes were planted, its success has grown tremendously along with the vineyards. The success of Bogle over the years is firmly rooted in one thing: the day-to-day involvement of the Bogle family in the hands-on effort to produce and promote quality wines. Patty Bogle became involved in the early years of the vineyards with her late husband Chris, when they planted fields together in the early 1970's. Patty took over operation of the winery in 1989 and has directed production to new and exciting heights. Patty's daughter Jody also contributes to the family business by being active in customer support, as well as running the wine club and handling all international sales. Patty's son Warren, named after the founder of Bogle Vineyards, is the sixth generation of the Bogle family to farm this fertile Delta region. Like his grandfather and father, Warren understands that in order to produce quality wines, you must first produce quality grapes. This tradition of respect for the land and the vines is crucial to the success of Bogle wines. The production of Bogle wine is influenced by this family tradition as well as the ever-changing trends in the wine industry. Since 1992, Bogle Winery has participated in the California Appellation Program. In this program, winemakers source fruit from some of the best vineyards in the state and blend them with Bogle's Estate Vineyards in Clarksburg, thus assuring that the wines benefit from many of the incredible grape growing regions of California. Each and every Bogle wine created is a unique and exciting blend with true varietal character and an approachable style. With their deep commitment to quality, the Bogle family wouldn't have it any other way. Read less
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Member Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom

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Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
3.50 5
02/15/2009

Garnet colored, with a duller brickish hue. Nose is fruity, mostly strawberry and plum, but sharp. The high alcohol content is obvious. On the palate it is soft and buttery, with explosive fruit. Strawberry, prune, and cherry (more bing than dried) are the fruit flavors, with some leather a meat in the finish. It's fairly hot, and finishes a little thin. Overall, very good for the price, and likely to satisfy the oenophile and casual drinker alike.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
10/01/2006

Smooth, easy to drink wine. Dark plum color, berries, spice, and alcohol aromas (prob. not surprising in a 14.6% alcohol wine!). On the palate this really shines, with rounded black fruits and berries, pepper, and a plush mouth feel. Had with marinated flank steak and mashed potatoes. Would definitely buy more, although it is not a complicated wine by any means.


Snooth User: David Kohl
31364270
0.00 5
02/21/2009

This is a full-bodied blend that exhibits stone fruits, plum, berries and spices. Since this wine is young, let it sit out overnight without the cork, which will allow it to open up, reducing some of its heat. Pair this with steak or soft cheeses... or just drink it in front of a fire.


Snooth User: max815
11322653
4.00 5
01/03/2009

A very complex wine with a lot of dark deep fruit. Very heavy full bodied red goes great with a nice medium rare steak.


Snooth User: sigprincess09
3171021
5.00 5
09/18/2007

This wine is one of the best blends I have ever tasted. Bold and a bit fruity with a wonderful aftertaste. It's a shame it is only released every few years! It is available now for 18 dollars which is a steal so grab some while you can


Snooth User: Erisire
4088311
5.00 5
01/09/2008

This dark and fruity wine gets better and better with age. It's great now, and will be fabulous later. If you're into a great wine that's reasonably priced, you can never go badly with this option.


Snooth User: SanSan
28213145
3.50 5
09/12/2007

Three and a half glasses



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