Bogle Vineyards

Phantom California Red Blend

9.01649 ratings
8.721 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
Wine101Hamden

2009 held up nice. 14%+ ABV still evident. Lost a lot of the big bombastic fruit, very light on the tannins. What your left with is powdered baking cocoa dusted with some mocha notes mixed into a silky body. These have been pulled from a stash I’ve been “aging” over the years. Not meant for long term or any aging at all, but I think 5-7 years is the absolute max these could lay down. The intent was to see how that fruit bomb would mellow over time which it does leaving not much else in way of structure. Easy drinking sipping wine is all you have left and for many this might fit the bill. Cheap and fun $20 experiment that demonstrates the different stages of a wine’s life cycle. Caught this one probably just past peak.

2009 held up nice. 14%+ ABV still evident. Lost a lot of the big bombastic fruit, very light on the tannins. What your left with is powdered baking cocoa dusted with some mocha notes mixed into a silky body. These have been pulled from a stash I’ve been “aging” over the years. Not meant for long term or any aging at all, but I think 5-7 years is the absolute max these could lay down. The intent was to see how that fruit bomb would mellow over time which it does leaving not much else in way of structure. Easy drinking sipping wine is all you have left and for many this might fit the bill. Cheap and fun $20 experiment that demonstrates the different stages of a wine’s life cycle. Caught this one probably just past peak.

Aug 19th, 2018
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.

10 people found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

8.2

Boo!

Boo!

4 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Sunamita Leming

Sunamita had this 3 years ago

Sunamita had this 3 years ago

3 people found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
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
DAL 9000

Immediate bold deep fruit and dark cherry with a long finish. 2010 and would be even better decanted. Excellent complex that makes you dig deeper for adjectives!

Immediate bold deep fruit and dark cherry with a long finish. 2010 and would be even better decanted. Excellent complex that makes you dig deeper for adjectives!

2 people found it helpfulJun 20th, 2014
Arlo Schumann

Arlo had this 3 years ago

Arlo had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016
Wine101Hamden

*NOTE* I take full responsibility on this one, absolutely no fault on the winemakers or vineyards.
Backstory: I've been collecting & storing The Phantom since the '05 vintage. It's one of my favorites & I look forward to it's annual release each year.
Maybe it was my cellar, but I should not have waited so long to open this. I totally missed the window of prime time drinking. Flat, tart, subdued spice notes. Body was like water. It's like when you say you're going to take your kid to Disney and then all of a sudden he's 18 and off to college and really doesn't wanna be around his uncool parents. 😭 what's more upsetting? I have vintages '06-11 sitting down there. Guess I got some drinking to do.

*NOTE* I take full responsibility on this one, absolutely no fault on the winemakers or vineyards.
Backstory: I've been collecting & storing The Phantom since the '05 vintage. It's one of my favorites & I look forward to it's annual release each year.
Maybe it was my cellar, but I should not have waited so long to open this. I totally missed the window of prime time drinking. Flat, tart, subdued spice notes. Body was like water. It's like when you say you're going to take your kid to Disney and then all of a sudden he's 18 and off to college and really doesn't wanna be around his uncool parents. 😭 what's more upsetting? I have vintages '06-11 sitting down there. Guess I got some drinking to do.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2015
Zach McFarland

Zach had this 4 years ago

Zach had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2014
Jacob Bennett

Bogle 2010 Phantom

Bogle 2010 Phantom

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2014