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Attn: Phantom Bogle lovers...

Kaisgraham Oct 4, 2007 07:48 PM

It's back! We've been waiting for it! Fabulous!

  1. lynnlato Nov 6, 2007 01:57 PM

    I searched & searched for it in Charlotte NC and got a tip that they had some at The Fresh Market. I've never had it... but I noticed the buzz here and elsewhere. I picked up 6 bottles @ $17.99/btl.

    Okay, so I'm sorry to say that I wasn't overly impressed. Now, I didn't decant as suggested. But I poured a glass and swirled feverishly (yes, I know... not the same). It's good...med. body, spicy, nice fruit, but no finish.

    I haven't completely thrown in the towel yet... I realize I broke the rules and didn't decant. So, I'll try again w/ another bottle.

    4 Replies
    1. re: lynnlato
      zin1953 Nov 7, 2007 06:29 AM

      What "rules"? You either like it or you don't . . . decanting will not make so much of a difference that all of a sudden you find yourself loving a wine that didn't impress you before . . . .

      1. re: zin1953
        TBird Nov 7, 2007 06:38 AM

        lynn, not everyone gets every wine. no harm if you don't like it. i've <continually> disagreed with the best of them. :-)

        1. re: zin1953
          lynnlato Nov 7, 2007 07:19 AM

          Many have adamantly insisted that decanting phantom makes a remarkable difference. I've got 5 more bottles of the stuff so I'm giving it another go. I was kidding when I said rules. I'm a big girl, I fully understand that if I don't like... then I don't like, no big whoop.

        2. re: lynnlato
          Desconocido Nov 7, 2007 02:35 PM

          Do you want to sell me your 5 leftover bottles? I really like this wine and is hard to find around me.....

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          DavidT Oct 5, 2007 10:45 AM

          What does the Phantom typically retail for ?

          6 Replies
          1. re: DavidT
            TBird Oct 5, 2007 11:06 AM

            david, according to where you're located, it can be found for as cheap as $12.99 and as high as $18.99.

            1. re: TBird
              DavidT Oct 5, 2007 11:31 AM

              Looks like K&L Wines in SF is selling it for $12.98. I'm on my way!

              1. re: TBird
                danna Oct 5, 2007 11:51 AM

                Rats. I paid 17.99, Whole Foods, SC. Still, cheap for something that gets a mention on this board ! I just noticed the 15% alcohol...whoa....better get some friends over to help drink it.

                1. re: danna
                  DavidT Oct 5, 2007 12:49 PM

                  When it comes to pricing, Whole Foods pushes it to the limit more often than not!

                  1. re: DavidT
                    2top Oct 6, 2007 12:44 PM

                    I just paid 17.99 at Total Wine 14.8% alc. We love their Petite Sirah and Old Vine Zin. Can't wait to pop the cork.

                  2. re: danna
                    zin1953 Oct 5, 2007 02:04 PM

                    It's not called "Whole Paycheck" for nothing!

              2. danna Oct 5, 2007 07:43 AM

                I just bought some at Whole Foods. They were raving. Said I must decant about 2 hours. What do you think?

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                1. re: danna
                  Kaisgraham Oct 5, 2007 07:50 AM

                  Definitely decant! You'll love it!

                  1. re: Kaisgraham
                    zin1953 Oct 5, 2007 08:31 AM

                    WTF is "Phantom Bogle"?

                    1. re: zin1953
                      carswell Oct 5, 2007 08:38 AM

                      Bogle Phantom, a Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Mourvèdre blend.
                      What a difference word order makes, eh?

                      1. re: carswell
                        zin1953 Oct 5, 2007 09:26 AM

                        Ah! NOW it makes sesne! ;^)

                  2. re: Kaisgraham
                    TBird Oct 5, 2007 09:28 AM

                    someone brought this to a recent qpr dinner. it definately stood out, but be warned, you need to be a fan of petite sirah first.

                    1. re: Kaisgraham
                      likaluca Oct 9, 2007 07:23 PM

                      All Pinot Noir? Always, and no matter what? I don't know terribly much about wine, I'm just learning to actually pay attention to my own palette and the myriad details of each wine--but I haven't had that strong of a reaction to widely discount anything yet. Mind my asking why, in the spirit of learning more?

                    2. likaluca Oct 5, 2007 06:15 AM

                      Very good? Someone at my local wineshop was saying that the Pinot Noir is v. good. Should pick up a bottle?

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