2010 Bogle Vineyards Phantom

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I have to tip my hat to our friend Melania.  Mel and Keith gave me this bottle for my birthday.  Chris and I enjoyed it the other day and after Chris found the same wine at our local Costco for $14.99 per bottle; we were pleasantly surprised.  For that price you cannot go wrong.

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Sight
Deep color depth and the hue was garnet.  The wine was very clear in my glass.

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Smell
The Phantom was very aromatic and fruity while I smelled plum, spice, cocoa, coffee, and blackberry.

Taste
This wine was slightly dry and astringent with a dry mouth feel, but it was full-bodied.  The acidity was right on with medium tannin’s.  As I tasted the wine the tannin’s approached my mid-palate and the flavors were rich with a long finish.  It was a very nice blend!

abv: 14.5%

How much: $14.99

Wine makers notes:  Aged for over two years in 1 and 2-year-old American oak focus and intensify the Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre, creating yet another passionate and commanding red wine, impossible to ignore.

Zinfandel 51% – Petite Sirah 47% – Mourvèdre 2%

I saved a glass for the next day and the Phantom was even better!

I rated the  2010 Bogle Vineyards Phantom four glasses.

In Vino Veritas!

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