Bogle Phantom 2015
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. The blend consists of Petite Sirah, Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; the exact blend is slightly different in each vintage i depending on the character of each individual grape at harvest. The grapes for the Phantom are generally sourced from Clarksburg, Lodi and Amador, and the wine is aged for 24 months in 1 & 2 year-old American oak. This popular wine has lush berry and big spice flavors in a full-bodied style. Wild berries, black pepper and hints of cloves are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla, as well as blueberries, violets, toasted coconut and chocolate-covered cherries, dusted with touches of black pepper. Serve with full-flavored, hearty meals, especially stews, peppered steaks and ribs.
Wine EnthusiastBold and mouthfilling, this big, plush wine shows opulent fruit aromas, dried fruit flavors and attractive accents of baking spice and milk chocolate. It's rather soft and creamy in texture despite its full body.
Wine SpectatorDark and potent, with brooding blackberry and savory spice flavors. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2019. 108,690 cases made.