(From 2010 Vintage) This ruby red spectre entices with rich blackberry and briary boysenberry. Provocative dark fruits envelop the nose and palate, leaving the essence of flavors brought forth by the grapes during winemaking. Black cherry and anise abound, leading to a sturdy finish of black pepper, pipe tobacco and spicy oak. Aged for over two years in 1 and 2 year old American oak focus and intensify the Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre, creating yet another passionate and commanding red wine, impossible to ignore.
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