BOGLE PHANTOM - 2005
A blend of 54% Petite Sirah, 43% Old Vine Zinfandel, and 3% Old Vine Mouvedre. The black magic is back! 14.5% alcohol.
Transparent ruby red color. Nose of cranberry and pomegranate. Lots of black currant and plum on the palate. Hints of oak, chocolate and spice. A 30 second black cherry Tootsie Roll pop finish. Tremendous length, structure. Solid backbone yet smooth.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This wine is not only a crowd pleaser it is a wine lover's wine. Lots of red and black fruit with complexity mixed in. Style and substance. Year after year this wine delivers. I call it my Halloween wine because of the label and also because it pairs well with chocolate. Retails for $17 a bottle and worth every penny.