Bogle Vineyards

Phantom California Red Blend

8.91031 ratings
8.78 pro ratings
California, USA
Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Steve Haro

Sept: always a great month-wedding anniversary, humidity gone, and Bogle releases Phantom. The 04 was served at my wedding. This wine still never fails to impress. Consistently punching above its weight, the newest iteration ('12) is nuanced, toasty and complicated. Lots of smoky tannins take over after a nose that is a healthy mix of floral notes and crushed stone. Tart, jammy, but never in your face dark berry flavors gently coat the tongue. Finish is clean and fruit forward. Buy now. Drink over 7 years. 16 bucks at trader Joe's. In my experience, the wine is gone within a month or less on release.

Sept: always a great month-wedding anniversary, humidity gone, and Bogle releases Phantom. The 04 was served at my wedding. This wine still never fails to impress. Consistently punching above its weight, the newest iteration ('12) is nuanced, toasty and complicated. Lots of smoky tannins take over after a nose that is a healthy mix of floral notes and crushed stone. Tart, jammy, but never in your face dark berry flavors gently coat the tongue. Finish is clean and fruit forward. Buy now. Drink over 7 years. 16 bucks at trader Joe's. In my experience, the wine is gone within a month or less on release.

12 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

8.2

Boo!

Boo!

4 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Jamie Baker

Fruit forward and bold. I enjoyed it with Trader Joes "Unexpected" cheese. Nice compliment to each other.

Fruit forward and bold. I enjoyed it with Trader Joes "Unexpected" cheese. Nice compliment to each other.

3 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Stefan Dolhain

A blend of 39% Zin, 38% Petite Sirah and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes sourced from Lodi, Clarksburg and Amador. Juicy black fruit mixed with spices. Good acidity and enough (supple) tannic bite to keep it interesting. A bit expensive for what it is.

A blend of 39% Zin, 38% Petite Sirah and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes sourced from Lodi, Clarksburg and Amador. Juicy black fruit mixed with spices. Good acidity and enough (supple) tannic bite to keep it interesting. A bit expensive for what it is.

Jul 9th, 2017
Sharon B

Deep red in color, lots of tannin but yet has a fruity taste of cherry. This is my 2nd Halloween wine for the season. I love the story on the back: in the dark recesses of the cellar you sense a presence, hear footsteps. Why is it these things only happen when you are alone? In the shadows, a glimpse of muddy boots and old blue jeans...the lurking legacies of hard work and determination left by those who have come before you.

Deep red in color, lots of tannin but yet has a fruity taste of cherry. This is my 2nd Halloween wine for the season. I love the story on the back: in the dark recesses of the cellar you sense a presence, hear footsteps. Why is it these things only happen when you are alone? In the shadows, a glimpse of muddy boots and old blue jeans...the lurking legacies of hard work and determination left by those who have come before you.

Oct 19th, 2015
Matt Young

This was alright but not as bold as I was hoping it would be.

This was alright but not as bold as I was hoping it would be.

Nov 28th, 2014
Danielle Davies

One of my favorite affordable wines. Smoke, oak, and blackberry. Dry and bold.

One of my favorite affordable wines. Smoke, oak, and blackberry. Dry and bold.

Apr 2nd, 2022
Sam Friedland

Pleasant, fruit and soft tannins.

Pleasant, fruit and soft tannins.

Oct 19th, 2021
Beth Petros

Didn’t like at first, definitely need to let it breathe awhile before drinking.

Didn’t like at first, definitely need to let it breathe awhile before drinking.

Jan 18th, 2021
Trevar Ondiek

Dope

Dope

Oct 29th, 2020