Bogle Phantom - $19.99

Wine Details

Price: $19.99
Producer: Bogle Vineyards
Region: California
Varietal: Dry Red Table Wine
Container Size: 750 ML
Flavors: spicy, wild berry
  • Award Winning
  • Red Wine
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Product Description

  • The black magic is back…Phantom. Three unique varietals combine lush berry and fierce spice into a full-bodied wine. Intensely fruit forward on the entry, this deep ruby apparition begins with aromas of blueberries, violets and chocolate-covered cherries, dusted with touches of black pepper. From the deep dark depths, subtle notes of spice, clove and mocha emerge and compliment the concentrated fruit characters of this wine. Aging for two years in 1, 2 and 3 year-old American oak barrels has yielded a vexing array of toasty oak aromas to Phantom. Though this wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate the three distinct 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.
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Expert Ratings

Ratings   Vintage Source Flavors
WineSpectator - 88 Details: 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. 20,000 cases made. –JL 2004 WineSpectator spicy, wild berry
CGCW - 85 Details: 54% Petite Sirah; 43% Zinfandel; 3% Mourvedre. Specific fruit is given over to the chocolaty aspects of overt ripeness here as this one embraces weight and viscosity as its two major traits. Fat at first, then increasingly coarse, it ends with heat hanging around after all else has gone. 2004 CGCW
WineEnthusiast - 87 Details: A little soft and hot, but redeemed by rich flavors of chocolate, blackberries, coffee and even pecan pie. There’s a rusticity here, but something about the blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre is appealing. 2003 WineEnthusiast blueberry, plum, waxy
WineSpectator - 88 Details: A big, rich, dense, chewy style that's filled with vibrant blackberry, spice, tar, anise and sage. The finish packs a wallop, with saturated tannins. Those who like big, friendly Zinfandels should consider a case. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2010. 15,000 cases made. – 2003 WineSpectator blackberries, chocolate, coffee
Tastings - 89 Details: Brilliant ruby red hue. Black raspberry, clove, plum and oak aromas. Medium-full with very good depth of fruit, this is a big, spicy, robust wine with youthful tannins, ample oak and a touch too much alcohol. Time should help round this out 2001 Tastings clove, oak, plum, raspberry, spicy
WineSpectator - 83 Details: A racy style, with a rich core of waxy blueberry and plum, but those flavors come up shy on complexity and end up on the simple side. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2008. 4,200 cases made. –JL 2001 WineSpectator
WineSpectator - 87 Details: Concentrated, with raspberry jam, chocolate and dried red currant tones, along with plenty of cedar and vanilla flavors that ramp up in a tangy finish accented by lively acidity and tannins. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2007. 2,500 cases made. –JL 2000 WineSpectator cedar, chocolate, raspberry, red currant, vanilla
CGCW - 85 Details: 50% Petite Sirah; 40% Zinfandel; 10% Mourvedre. Singularly lacking in poise, polish and defined varietal character, this big, ripe, relatively amorphous offering makes up in some measure for its lack of focus with its overall weight and ample sense of scale. It runs afoul of finishing heat and a ragged edge of acid, and it is suited first and foremost to service with well-seasoned meats on the bone. 2000 CGCW

Food Pairings

Category Pairing
Cheese Soft Pungent Cheese
Pasta & Grains Lasagna
Sauces Red Wine Sauce

Awards and Accolades

  Name Vintage
Award Winner Bronze - 2008 San Diego Int'l Wine Competition 2004

Wine Terms

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United States Wineries exist in all fifty states, but the most predominant (and best) wine comes from Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State, with New York gaining a foothold in the industry. American wines make up about 75% of all wine sales in the US. The appellation system uses the term AVA (American Viticultural Area) to determine where wines were produced, but grape varieties can be planted anywhere in the country. American wineries generally use varietal labeling, and government regulations require that the variety on the label must make up at least 75% of the blend (in Oregon it’s 90%). The words reserve, special selection, private reserve, classic, and so on have no legal definition in the US. Some wineries use these terms to indicate their better wines; others use the words as a marketing tool to move lower quality wines off the shelf.
California California produces the majority of wine made in the United States. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir dominate the wine production in California, but many other varietials thrive in the California climate. Many fine wines are produced in California using Mediterranean grapes.

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