It's back. The blend of black magic from Bogle winemakers. Three unique varietals combine lush berry and fierce spice into a full-bodied wine. Concentrated and intense, this deep ruby apparition begins with ripe cranberry and cherry notes on the nose and palate. From the deep dark depths, notes of spicy cinnamon and sweet vanilla emerge, only to ebb away stubbornly, with hints of pipe tobacco. Though this wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate the three distinct varietals more. Welcome the winery ghost into your home again with this third vintage, and enjoy with full-flavored and hearty meals before it vanishes again.
Big & Bold
Every year I buy a case of Phantom. The 2005 is drinking fabulous right now - still 3D - Dark Delicious and Dangerous! Spice, plum, black fruit and a bit of chocolate. HUGELY aromatic and very crowd-pleasing. Great blend, I serve it when I have guests of differing palates and everyone loves it.
The winemaker's notes are true where it says "...age in the bottle...". I bought 2 bottles and opened one right away. I was not impressed with the first, but I let the second bottle sit in the wine cooler for 1 year and WOW! I was very impressed with the complexity and all the flavors that came forth. Yummy!