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Attn: Phantom Bogle lovers...

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

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

    1. 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

        Definitely decant! You'll love it!

          1. re: zin1953

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

        1. re: Kaisgraham

          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

            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. What does the Phantom typically retail for ?

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            1. re: DavidT

              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

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

                1. re: TBird

                  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

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

                    1. re: DavidT

                      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

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

                2. 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.

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                  1. re: lynnlato

                    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

                      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

                        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

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