Bogle Vineyards Phantom Red
$ 1799 $ 1999
October is here, and that means that the ghosts, ghouls, specters and other haunting creatures are starting to stir. Most importantly for wine lovers, it means that the new vintage of Phantom Red has reappeared. Bogle’s heady apparition of fierce berry and sensual spice returns to haunt wine lovers. This year's version is 44% Zinfandel and 56% Petite Sirah, and may be the biggest, boldest, juiciest and yet smoothest Phantom yet. 24 months in 100% American oak this year has tamed the Petite Sirah's tannins and added a smooth toasty oak finish to the ample fruit flavors marked by a bright entry, a full-bodied mid palate and a firm finish, this wine showcases the best of these three unique varietals. Rich black raspberries and briary boysenberries vividly surround the nose and palate, while the decadence of cocoa-dusted pomegranate is enticingly complex.