The Bogle Phantom

September 13th, 2009 by Jeff

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Wines featured in today’s show:

  • 2007 Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel  (~$13)
  • 2007 Bogle Petite Sirah  (~$12)
  • 2006 Bogle Phantom  (~$20)

Recommended food pairings from The Som:

Needless to say Jeff and I are pretty impressed that we made it to episode 40!  It may not seem like a lot to you but 40 shows makes us very happy.  In celebration, we thought we should do something fun and easy.  We are both big fans of Bogle Vineyards.  Why?  It’s family owned since the early 60′s and consistently great wine.  The true imputes of this particular show was the recent release of the highly coveted Bogle Phantom.  Bovee loves it, and I appreciate it.  But doing a ten minute show on one wine is shaky at best, so we threw in the Petite Sirah and O.V. Zin for good measure.

In terms of food pairing, they are all in the same ball park.  Big beefy steaks, Prime rib, BBQ.  In fact I may even recommend that the Phantom stand alone.  Pour it with friends as a pre-out-on-the-town cocktail.  It is rich and fruity enough to stand on it’s own.

Post show note from The Neophyte:

Ok…so yes, the Sommelier was correct.   There’s been five vintages of the Bogle Phantom, the first was in 2002.  I’ve  only been in love with Phantom for the last two years, so I assumed it did not exist before 2005.  Lucky for you, the viewing audience, I stripped the debate Jeff and I had out of the show.  It got a little ugly after I called him a fascist.

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