Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2004

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59% Petite Sirah, 39% Old Vine Zinfandel, 2% Old Vine Mouvedre

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

Phantom is a favorite at my house, and we tend to buy a case to drink half and save half. This is a lovely and drinkable wine when released but becomes more smooth and refined after allowing some extra age time. At release, the '04 is darkly fruity, not a big surprise from Bogle, especially considering their very jammy and cheap(!) Old Vines Zin. If you're lookiing for a $30 wine that costs $10-15 less, get this. If you're wanting a $50 wine for WAY less, get this and save it for a year or two. Absolutely delicious.


Snooth User: Ducks Leap
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5.00 5
12/11/2007

Oh yeah...this is yummy stuff. It's a mix of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Mourvedre. I've never heard of Mourvedre grapes but I like the balance. It's deep, rich, dark, and has that high class bouquet and taste that really expensive cabernet meritage's have but without the tannins. If you're a big tannic acid fan don't let that keep you from trying this! It's got that right mix of Earthy, but not dirty, fruity, but not sweet, and the Zinfandel reaches out to you without being too....Zinfandelly. I wish I had a nice, big, char-broiled filet mignon right now to suck on between sips!


Snooth User: rgilchrist
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4.00 5
12/24/2007

Wow, I received this wine accidentally (My Admin Assistant was supposed to pick up a case of Bogle Red Zinfandel and she got this instead!), and I accidentally fell in love with this wine. Bold, rich, and stands alone without food. Great to enjoy anytime and perfect to sit by the fire and toast the holidays for those who like cabs, but want something less acidic and, as a previous review indicated, with smoother tannins. Mark of a true Zinfandel, Primitivo/Puglia...


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
06/04/2008

Thick, rich, spicy nose - you clearly get a lot for your money here. I tasted more minerality this time round, but its still a major fruit driven alcoholic wine. Very tannic finish, even still, lots of licorice on the finish, but i think the cough medicine taste has subsided. Not bad


Snooth User: Kyle Cummings
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4.00 5
03/24/2008

The best bottle for the price that Bogle has to offer hands down. An amazing winery in you are in the Delta region.


Snooth User: tboneinfc
4079950
5.00 5
01/30/2008

I get in line for the case every year myself and sold about 4 cases for Bogle this yearby recommending to friends. Drinkable on day one with a delicious bouquet and inky darkness. Wonderfully complex with earth and fruit in balance. Long finish that leaves you longing for the next sip. I try and keep some back but, alas, it seldom makes it through the year.


Snooth User: contentqb
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4.00 5
03/09/2008

Like its namesake, this wine can be hard to track down. But, I really like this red. It is full and juicy and a real treat. And, for under $20 a bottle, feels like a true bargain. Well worth the hunt.


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59% Petite Sirah, 39% Old Vine Zinfandel, 2% Old Vine Mouvedre

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