Bogle Vineyards

Phantom California Red Blend

9.01764 ratings
8.725 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
Sharon B

Full bodied wine, very deep red in color. Bold flavors with a long smooth finish.

Full bodied wine, very deep red in color. Bold flavors with a long smooth finish.

Oct 26th, 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.

12 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 5 years ago

Sunamita had this 5 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
Eric Urbani

Quaffable

Quaffable

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2019
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2018
Brian Mast

Partner/Winemaker Waits-Mast

9.0

Dried fruit, blackberry/boysenberry; hints of mushroom as it opens up after an hour.

Dried fruit, blackberry/boysenberry; hints of mushroom as it opens up after an hour.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2016
Arlo Schumann

Arlo had this 5 years ago

Arlo had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2016