Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom 2008
The black magic is back...Phantom. It has reappeared! Three distinctive varietals combine lush berry and fierce spice into a wine characterized by its incandescence. Deeply luscious and succulent blackberries ignite this vintage of our rich ruby apparition. Aromas of anise and sweet fig are embraced by touches of black pepper. From the shadowed dark depths, subtle notes of cloves and vanilla emerge and compliment the concentrated fruit characters of this wine. Captured in 1, 2 and 3 year old American oak barrels, this wine showcases the best these distinct varietals have to offer. Though this wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate the three unique varietals more. Though this wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate the three unique varietals more. Welcome the winery ghost into your home again with this latest vintage, and enjoy with full-flavored and hearty meals...before it vanishes again. Zinfandel 51% - Petite Sirah 47% - Mourvedre 2%
Reddish-purple in the glass, Wooody, spicy nose. Big, robust on the palate. Very firm. Serious tannin. Really, the kind of red wine that I like a lot. We're having pasta with red sauce, tonight and this will be good, but this wine is meant for grilled beef.
Deep garnet color. Vanilla, black cherry and spice on the nose. Oak monster. Dark fruits and chocolate on the palate. Very smooth with decent tannins and a fairly lengthy finish. Just a tad too much oak for my tastes but overall very good.
Exceptional! Cherries and vanilla on the nose, a palate of cherries, red plums, and persimmon. resinous with a perfect balance of oak and tannins, has a moderately dry finish that is perfect with duck, goose or lamb. This should be a 90 point wine.
External Reviews for Bogle Vineyards Red Blend California Phantom
Notes of juicy boysenberry and black fruit are deepened with aromas of pipe tobacco and black pepper, while subtle hints of clove and vanilla softly envelop the palate. Intense and luscious, the rich character opens to reveal red fruit flavors.
Rich black raspberries and briary boysenberries vividly surround the nose and palate, while the decadence of cocoa-dusted pomegranate is enticingly complex.
Lots of old vine grapes went into the making of this Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvedre blend. Itrsquo;s intensely fruity and spicy, a clean wine to wash down barbecue and burgers.
Ripe, with vivid pomegranate, wild berry and raspberry-rhubarb flavors that have a spicy floral edge. Ends with a complex aftertaste and firm, integrated tannins. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2011.
The coveted Phantom, Bogle's apparition of three unique varietals, combines lush berry and fierce spice into a wine of complex character. Vivid essence of black pepper, dark fruit and juniper haunts the nose, while brighter flavors of blackberries and blueberries glance off the palate. From the shadows, toasty cinnamon and nutmeg emerge, subtly embracing the deeply luscious and succulent fruit to create a full-bodied, ruby rich wine. Captured in 1, 2 and 3 year old American oak barrels, this wine showcases the best these distinct varietals have to offer.
Ripe, with vivid pomegranate, wild berry and raspberry-rhubarb flavors that have a spicy floral edge. Ends with a complex aftertaste and firm, integrated tannins. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvegrave;dre. Drink now through 2011.
A toasty vanilla bean note adds charm to the medium-bodied wild berry and grapey aromatics. Appealing for its focus and smooth ripe fruit flavors. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2012.