(From 2009 Vintage) Rich black raspberries and briary boysenberries vividly surround the nose and palate, while the decadence of cocoa-dusted pomegranate is enticingly complex. Touches of juniper, cedar and black pepper edge toward the full-bodied fruit, charming you to take another sip.
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