(From 2012 Vintage) A spectre of rubies sparkles in the glass, awaiting with its first impression. Bright red cherry fruit and black pepper tempt you to take that sip, with hints of brawny juniper, rich blackberry and briary boysenberry in the background. Succulent in mouthfeel, the wine showcases its versatile grape varietals: Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre. Aged for over 24 months in 1 and 2 year old American oak, tones of spicy vanilla and toasted coconut moderate the firm tannins and create a focused and intense finish. Enjoy this passionate and commanding red wine, yet another vintage impossible to ignore.
(From 2012 Vintage) Phantom, Bogle's mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers. Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone.
A symphony entrances the senses immediately: juniper berry and spice, with just a wisp of toasted coconut hinting at the American oak aging. Sparkling rubies catch the light and tempt your first sip. Juicy plums and brawny blackberries are succulent and intoxicating, as the full bodied structure takes hold. Abundant, yet ripe tannins round out the palate, yet don't overpower the redcranberry fruit. Aged for 24 months in 1 and 2 year-old American oak, Phantom exits with an enthralling and passionate finish.
Cal-Bogle Phantom, 2008,$30 Sobeys,Sheila bought me for valentine day 2013, Drunk May 2014 was very good great nose was French style but was excellent with food. would buy if was on sale 8.5
good smooth zin with notes of the Syrah and mouverde, once it's open its worth the money
hot but opens up after about 30 min easy to drink nice blend...
some smokeiness at the end, thick and still a little tight.
wonderful buttery notes, with a smooth finish, not too dry.
spicy start with a long lasting butter finish
perfect with a fat juicy steak
strong full flavor
I love this stuff.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Jul-06