Bogle Vineyards

Phantom California Red Blend

8.950 ratings
-no pro ratings
California, USA
Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Although the Bogle family has been farming since the 1800's, it wasn't until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, CA. A blend of 39% Zinfandel, 38% Petite Sirah and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe berry and spice aromas. On the palate dark berry flavors with pepper, oak and spice. Good balance, fine chalky tannins on medium finish ending with oaky notes.

Although the Bogle family has been farming since the 1800's, it wasn't until 1968 that the father and son team of Warren and Chris Bogle planted their first 20 acres of wine grapes in Clarksburg, CA. A blend of 39% Zinfandel, 38% Petite Sirah and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, ripe berry and spice aromas. On the palate dark berry flavors with pepper, oak and spice. Good balance, fine chalky tannins on medium finish ending with oaky notes.

Jun 28th, 2017
Paul Weil

The annual Zin-dominant red, always a decent food wine, though overpriced and overhyped (e.g. why limit the bottles one can purchase at the tasting room if there are any number of bottles available at grocery stores?!) Still above average.

The annual Zin-dominant red, always a decent food wine, though overpriced and overhyped (e.g. why limit the bottles one can purchase at the tasting room if there are any number of bottles available at grocery stores?!) Still above average.

May 28th, 2016
JJ Lumia

Haven’t had the ‘13 in a little over a year. It’s still great but has peaked and is on the decline. Starting to lose its fruit. Drink now if you have. See my prior ‘13 tasting notes.

Haven’t had the ‘13 in a little over a year. It’s still great but has peaked and is on the decline. Starting to lose its fruit. Drink now if you have. See my prior ‘13 tasting notes.

Feb 23rd, 2018
John

Consistently a Fall favorite

Consistently a Fall favorite

Oct 1st, 2017
Clive McNish

Really fragrant nose, floral, spicy with cloves and cardamom. A little dry out of the bottle and slightly overpowering spice and oak but after an hour this is really good, smooth and integrated but the Zinfandel is ruling the blend without being too sweet.

Really fragrant nose, floral, spicy with cloves and cardamom. A little dry out of the bottle and slightly overpowering spice and oak but after an hour this is really good, smooth and integrated but the Zinfandel is ruling the blend without being too sweet.

May 29th, 2017
Adrienne Sandvos

Bold, zinny blend.

Bold, zinny blend.

Apr 1st, 2017
C.W.H

Bold and deep with a superbly long finish. A strong red blend that naturally coupled with our grilled lamb dinner. Delicious.

Bold and deep with a superbly long finish. A strong red blend that naturally coupled with our grilled lamb dinner. Delicious.

Mar 1st, 2017
Patrick Cushing

I don't care what anyone says. This is the best juice around. I'm leaving .3 for rating because I don't believe in true perfection, but this is close.

I don't care what anyone says. This is the best juice around. I'm leaving .3 for rating because I don't believe in true perfection, but this is close.

Feb 27th, 2017
Amanda James

Easy to drink, not too fruity or dry, perfect blend

Easy to drink, not too fruity or dry, perfect blend

Feb 15th, 2017
Natalie McCauley

Strong fruity smell, dark fuchsia in color. Fruit forward, lots of dark berry, dark cherries, but not sweet. Low tannins. Smooth, not sharp.

Strong fruity smell, dark fuchsia in color. Fruit forward, lots of dark berry, dark cherries, but not sweet. Low tannins. Smooth, not sharp.

Feb 11th, 2017