Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Wine Tasting... Phantom

Wine of the Week
Phantom (Bogle Vineyards)

I have always been a fan of Bogle Vineyards, especially their Cabernet Sauvignon, but their Phantom release has quickly become a new favorite. It is a blend of three unique varietals, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel and Mourvedre... definitely a winning combination!

Surrounded by over 2 ft of snow here in Connecticut this is the perfect wine for a Friday night in front of the fire.
Happy Friday Everyone! Cheers!

Tasting Notes:
Combines lush berry and fierce spice into a wine of complex character. Vivid essence of black pepper, dark fruit and juniper haunts the nose, while brighter flavors of blackberries and blueberries glance off the palate. From the shadows, toasty cinnamon and nutmeg emerge, subtly embracing the deeply luscious and succulent fruit to create a full-bodied, ruby rich wine. Captured in 1, 2 and 3 year old American oak barrels, this wine showcases the best these distinct varietals have to offer. Though the wine is remarkable now, age in the bottle will only integrate the three varietals more.


jacin {lovely little details} said...

i really love these wine tasting posts!!

have you had "thezin" from m cosentino yet? if not, you would LOVE it (i think!) (they're going through rebranding now but i'm sure you can obtain it elsewhere)

True Event said...

Thanks Jacin. It is fun doing the research for them. :) I will definitely check that one out. I love Zin! Happy Saturday.

Paloma said...

Phantom is my phavorite!! :) It can be hard to find and when you do it's so so worth it. yum!