Fall is definitely in the air today. I glanced out the window and saw my neighborhood dressed in bright reds and yellows with the gusty winds swirling the leaves that couldn’t hang on from their branches. The sky was mostly grey with periods of sunshine peeking through really turning the grey skies dark. What an eerie feeling. Summer is finally over. Nothing was really planned for my afternoon, so after some morning chores, I headed to the cellar to find something yummy to pour in my glass. It was a perfect day to try the Bogle Phantom red blend.
The best thing about this wine: very friendly on the palate
Available at: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese: $20
Pairs well with: fall afternoons, spaghetti with red sauce and eerie afternoons
Winery Website: www.boglewinery.com
I usually have Mondays off and set aside some time for myself to either get some much-needed stuff done around the house, shopping done, bills paid, or try a new recipe. Today really felt like the first day of fall and I really wanted to stay in. It felt like the right time to try the Bogle Phantom. When I popped the cork, the definition for Bogle was printed on it. Bo*gle (Scottish origin) A friendly spirit; a phantom. Quite fitting since it was very friendly on the palate. As I poured more, the color was a very dark crimson. This red blend is made from the grapes of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is a nice big red with lots of oak, leather and spices. The finish is long and smooth. It is an amazing red right from the opening. This wine is great on its own, but I will serve some more this evening with the red spaghetti sauce I have simmering on the stove. I couldn’t resist the urge to pour a full glass, light the fire and spend a quiet afternoon with my pups.