This is our Bogle Phantom Red Blend review.
Are you after a rich and intense red blend with berry fruit and spice notes?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes at a very good value for your money?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Bogle Phantom Red Blend full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Bogle Phantom Red Blend Review
Bogle Phantom Red Blend review: What's its color?
Bogle Phantom Red Blend wine has a deep ruby color with slowly falling legs.
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What does Bogle Phantom Red Blend taste like?
Bogle Phanton Red Blend is a red blend of Zinfandel and Petite Syrah grapes.
Is Bogle Phantom Red Blend sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Bogle Phantom Red Blend wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Bogle Phantom Red Blend review: Which food pairs well with it?
Bogle Phantom Red Blend is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings.
We find it pairs well with earthy and strong flavors.
Classic appetizers are mushroom pizza, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized cauliflower to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from duck, roasted chicken, pork, rabbit, grilled tenderloin and beef bourguignon for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Taleggio (wash-rind), Comte, Ceddar (semi-hard) or Pecorino (hard).
Bogle Phantom Red Blend review: What's its alcohol content?
Bogle Phantom Red Blend wine’s alcohol content is 14.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Bogle Phantom Red Blend wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Bogle?
Here is an extract from the Bogle bottle itself:
“Though the Bogle family has been farming in the Clarksburg region for six generations, their involvement in the wine business spans back 50 years.
Our family takes great pride in making wines of exceptional character and quality.
From the vineyard to bottle, the highest standards are set, in order to create a wine that over-delivers each and every time.“
This is a rich and intense red blend that for roughly ~$15 offers a great value for your money.
Blackberry, plum, and a spice and vanilla finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a vast variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with mushroom agnolotti, grilled tenderloin, or Taleggio cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!