(From 2011 Vintage) Showcasing trademark characteristics, the wine is impressively inky, dark and luscious in the glass. Supple fruits, including wild blackberry and Oregon blueberry, are distinct both in the aromatics and on first sip. Concentrated and rich, savory notes of toasty oak combine with mocha and hints of salted caramel. The finish, firm and full bodied, lingers and lasts as only Petite Sirah can.
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
great light red wine
89 points Nice bold
Wine Spectator(From 2005 Vintage)