A Possible Pour Wine Review: Tasting Bogle Phantom Red Blend

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 By: Carol A. Wilcox   Photos by: Paul Wilcox

Autumn is the time for a chill in the air, falling leaves, ghosts and goblins, and the season to give thanks. It's also a time to switch from those refreshing white and rose wines of summer to warm, dark red wines reflective of the season. Phantom Red by Bogle (purchased $20.00/14.5% alc) is a seductive red blend that is sure to leave a warm, spicy, lingering taste in the mouth of any red wine lover.


This is a California red blend consisting of 42% Petite Sirah, 34% Zinfandel, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. In the glass, the color is a deep, opaque red. There are inviting aromas of plum, dark berry and tobacco with tastes of black pepper, toasted oak and vanilla. The intense, dry finish leaves the mouth with a lingering taste of cocoa and more luscious spice. 

Bogle is a 50-year old family owned winery located in Clarksburg, California. Their core commitment is to make good wines that can be enjoyed every day. Phantom Red is aged for 24 months in 1 or 2 year old American Oak. According to the wine makers, The Phantom is a mysterious apparition of ripe berry and spice that is destined to haunt wine lovers. 

Wine Food Pairing: Pair this wine with a grilled t-bone steak, hearty beef stew or roasted root vegetables.


Bogle Vineyards

37783 County Rd. 144

Clarksburg, CA 95612


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