Bogle Phantom 2015
Enticing and enveloping, this mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to tantalize wine lovers. Emerging from the shadows with concentration and intensity, this wine will haunt you with every sip.
Black pepper, juniper and cranberry spark your senses, while a rustic jamminess soothes your soul with its familiarity. Full bodied flavors of black plums and berries bewitch the palate. Touches of cedar boxes and spice surround the finish, as long tannins linger, languish and settle around you like a fog.
Blend: 44% Petite Sirah, 44% Zinfandel, 10% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
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Bold and mouthfilling, this big, plush wine shows opulent fruit aromas, dried fruit flavors and attractive accents of baking spice and milk chocolate. It’s rather soft and creamy in texture despite its full body.
Smoky oak and roasted coffee beans exude from the glass as earthy tones intertwine with the black fruit that shadows the depths of this wine—a blend of 44% Petite Sirah and 44% Zinfandel with some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Savory notes of juniper and a textured jamminess complete the experience.
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