Drink: 2008 Bogle Phantom

2008 Bogle Phantom2008 Bogle Phantom
Zinfandel 51% – Petite Sirah 47% – Mourvèdre 2%
California
Price: $15.99

The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw Bogle Phantom at Trader Joe’s was my high school mascot, the Phoebus Phantom. Then I read the label. I knew this was gonna be good.

I was right. The wine is a deep purple. The nose reminded me of my grandmother’s blackberry cobbler. Scents of blackberries and cinnamon waft from the glass. The palate has blackberries, cherries, raspberries, and spice. The Phantom has junk in the trunk. It is full-bodied, smooth, rich, ripe, and round.

Serve the Phantom with hearty grilled or roasted meats. I served it with  rib-eye steak, mashed potatoes, and sautéed haricot vert.

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