(From 2013 Vintage) Dark purple stains the glass, a perfect showcase for the fruits in this intense red wine. Inky and succulent blueberries and blackberries overwhelm the palate, while a touch of roasted, savory and earthy tones round out the mouthfeel. Supple and spicy, this full bodied wine was aged in American oak for 14 months. Toasty vanilla on the finish combines with chalky and chewy tannins to create a finish with structure and character
(From 2012 Vintage) Petite Sirah is always rich and concentrated, but the 2012 takes these characteristics to a whole new level. Inky and muscular, the fruits of intense blueberry and dark Marion berry hold court in the glass. Leaving little room for much else, the full bodied mouthfeel envelopes the senses, leaving a powerful impression. The wine finishes with brawny tannins, softened only just slightly by notes of freshly baked blueberry pie: warm fruit compote, vanilla, nutmeg and the desire to take another sip.
WINEMAKER NOTES Phantom is back…Bogle’s apparition of fierce berry and sensual spice returnsto tease and tantalize. 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 of spirited cranberries and raspberries. Over two years in 1, 2, and 3 year old America oak capture and concentrate the essence of the three unique varietals, creating yet another vivid and full-bodied red wine, impossible to ignore. Though the wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate these 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. Zinfandel 51% - Petite Sirah 47% - Mourvèdre 2% Vintage: 2008 Appellation: California Barrel Program 30 months in American oak Vineyard Source: Clarksburg, Lodi and Amador Release Date: August 15, 2011 Wine pH: 3.58 Wine Acidity: 0.59g/100ml Alcohol: 14.5% UPC: 0 80887 49023 1
mostly smooth, slightly sweet, with a bit of texture and a fun bite. D and I both loved
semi-sweet initially; dry finish that creeps up on you. very good.
on sweet side pretty jammy
89 points Nice bold
great light red wine
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage)