Phantom Chardonnay 2016

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Phantom Chardonnay Website (Made by Bogle)

Wine Enthusiast Review

Purchased from Cost Plus World Market, $20

Total Wine & More, $17.49

BevMo, $17.99

Vivino Info


Aaron: Mango banana nose with vanilla and chamomile.  This was very complex and the flavor was bursting with fruits, nuts, and honey.  It finished with a pleasant, silky butter.   This was really good in my opinion with tropical fruits but cashew nuts and a bit of floral notes for complexity.  Different flavors on the palate and the nose but overall, really impressed.  92 points

Teri: Bogle knows how to make great wine in mass quantity and their Phantom Chardonnay is no different. According to Vinvino, this is rated in the top 2% of wines and I would have to agree. This bottle is delicious! Buttery nose and flavor mixed with stone fruit, vanilla, and a hint of underripe mango. If you like buttery Chardonnay, then stock up. If you don’t, there is still quite a bit to appreciate about this bottle. Smooth and full mouthfeel with a long lingering finish. I would pair this with creamy sauces, fish, citrus-flavored dishes or any good or bad day you may be having. 92 points 

Bogle Petite Sirah 2015

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Bogle Website

Total Wine & More, $7.47

BevMo, $9.49

Wine.com, $9.99


Aaron:  Bogle is always my go-to for affordable, easy-to-find bottles.  This Petite Sirah features plum and molasses with dark fruit on the nose.  There are cherries, blackberries, and tar on the huge flavor.  This is a big wine with some tannins, but enough fruit, cedar, and moss to remain pleasant.  89 points

Teri: Chocolate covered raspberry smell on the wine, almost jammy. Jelly flavors also full the taste along with bing cherry and raspberry. This Petite Sirah is very fruit forward with a backbone of smooth oak and noticeable but mild tannins. Great flavors and great go-to and easy to find. 92 points 

Apothic Inferno 2015

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Total Wine & More, $12.97

Amazon.com


Aaron: I was excited to try this bottle because who doesn’t like things finished in bourbon barrels? There is smoke on the nose and a lot of black and dark berries.  The flavor is extremely velvety, one of the smoothest I’ve had with a rich and balanced flavor.  Lots of chocolate and vanilla here.  91 points

Teri: A nose of chocolate and vanilla. The wine has a sweet undertone with a subtle finish of plum and smokey maple. Overall, an abundance of sweeter dark red fruits are very prominent and although not very complex it is very easy to drink. Richer than most reds, but the slighlty sweeter side most likely makes it more palatable to newer wine drinkers. 87 points 

St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2014

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St. Francis Website 

Wine Mag Info

BevMo, $14.99


Aaron: This sav blanc has bright melon and cucumber on the nose with a light flavor.  Interestingly, there was no taste on the tip of the tongue, but lots going on on the back and sides.  This was an interesting note as I enjoyed the vanilla and almond flavor. 90 points

Teri: St. Francis makes a quality Sauvignon Blanc. I smelled honey, lemon, and almond alongside flavors of tart citrus, cashew, and grass. Light in body and crisp. This bottle is bound to please multiple wine drinkers. 87 points