Do you know what a Bogle is? For us Scotts it means Ghost! It’s from the Middle English Bugge or Bogey and that’s where we get Bogeyman. A creature that hides in the fields and scares the humans, they are more into perplexing mankind rather than anything sinister. This is where we also get scarecrows from.
Tonight I enjoyed the top line offering from Bogle Phantom. Phantom only appears once a year and my bottle is from last year. I did purchase another bottle for this year and I’ll purchase more to age in my cellar.
First this wine has a beautify nose rich warm and inviting. The wine showcases three varietals; 52% Zinfandel, my favorite food group, 46% Petite Syrah and 2% Mouruedre. The blend gives this wine a firm full body taste with a really firm finish.
The wine is aged for 30 months in American oak and produces a wine you don’t want to ignore. This is a working man’s wine that can be aged like the big boys and enjoyed even more in two to three years. I want to have a few representatives of this spirit in my cellar.
I enjoyed the wine all by itself; however this is a very food friendly wine and would work well with red meat dishes and game.
Don’t be afraid to bring this specter home.