Friday, October 31, 2008

JR's Halloween Wine Recommendation

Here is a wine that not only has a label to fit the Halloween motif, it is good enough to stock up on now to save for future occasions.

The wine I am talking about is Bogle Vineyards "Phantom".

Bogle Vineyards - Phantom

I have a penchant for purchasing wines produced from old vine grapes. It seems to me the deeper the roots, the more trace elements are delivered to the grape. Phantom is a blend of Petite Sirah, Old Vine Zinfandel and Old Vine Mourvedre.

This is an excellent red wine to enjoy with friends. It is a bold wine that stands alone without foods, or can be enjoyed with foods that you might normally pair with a Zinfandel or Meritage.

This wine will cellar well and will only improve with age over the next few years. At $20 a bottle, it is an excellent value, one of my seasonal favorites.

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