Vertical Tasting of the Phantom

  • November 6, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join me for a

Vertical

Tasting

In the world of wine, a vertical tasting is one in which Wineaux's

compare and contrast the same wine produced by the same winery, but from several different vintages.

In our case, we'll be doing a vertical of Bogle's infamous Phantom.

Phantom is a blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Old Vine Mourvedre.

Old Vines are prized for their low-yielding, but very concentrated, clusters of fruit.

The Phantom is known for its rich, jammy, wine style.

We'll be sampling the  2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and the new 2010 vintages to compare and contrast the differences in the wine that were produced by weather, vineyard, harvest and winemaking practices, as well as the effects of bottle aging over the last eight years.

We'll meet at a local restaurant, order our appetizers or dinner and taste our way through the vintages.

Everyone should bring TWO big ass glasses for comparison of the wines side-by-side.

Do NOT bring your own wine

(unless you feel like a white to break the monotony).

I will be bringing two bottles of each vintage of the Phantom ~ 12 bottles total.

This event is limited to 18 people to allow for adequate sampling and then re-visiting the wines at the end of the tasting.

Please bring $10 to offset the cost of the wine.

I thank you, and the Phantom thanks you, as well!

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  • Eryn

    Loved this idea. I found it very interesting how different the wines tasted as we progressed through the years.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just enjoyed a glass of the 2006 I got to take home. Thanks so much! It was a perfect way to wind down at dinner :)

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Hasz J.

    p.s. I found it on amazon for about $7.00 which bet the $25, I paid but very nice! okay Got to run

    November 7, 2013

  • Hasz J.

    Hi Everyone, I had a wonderful time last night. Thank you for letting me join when i was late:( Just being there tasting all the delicious wine made my day much brighter. Here is the name of the winery in AZ. Echo Canyon Sedona Az[masked]-8122. Her name is Lisa , Tell her Jill from Parma sent you. Also the very cool tasting book is called Wine tasting notebook. See you all next time!!! nice to meet all the new ladies!

    November 7, 2013

  • Pam

    I'll be there if openings come up!

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • KathyD

      Good to meet you last night Pam!

      1 · November 7, 2013

    • Pam

      Nice to meet you too! Great fun and great group!

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic for my first event...of many I'm sure. Everyone was lovely. A great group and so much fun!

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Old vine wines are my fave...hope I can get in. :-)

    November 4, 2013

    • KathyD

      Nice to meet you last night Mary!

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late bur omw!

    November 6, 2013

    • KathyD

      Glad you made it - good to meet you!

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry all, just transferred here and have ended up stuck working tonight. Major apologies for the late notice!!!! Getting used to the new office environment, ugh!

    November 6, 2013

    • KathyD

      Next time ZeeAnne!

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My car battery is dead. So, I am waiting on AAA. Ugh. I'm so sorry, but I won't be able to make it tonight. I'm so bummed. :(

    November 6, 2013

    • KathyD

      We so missed you Amber - it's been an eon!

      November 7, 2013

  • KathyD

    Fun time last night! We welcomed many new members, hope they liked us enough to come back and learn with us in the future!
    Looking forward to 2014's Phantom event!

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved phantom

    November 7, 2013

  • Arlene

    As always Kathy knocked it out of the park

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Elizabeth A.

    This has always been a great event! It's fun to analyze the subtle differences of the different vintages of the Phantom. I think my favorite was 2005.

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to more events!

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's already been a long day - the promise of this evening is getting me through! :)

    1 · November 6, 2013

    • KathyD

      Are you still hanging in there? Looking forward to tonight!

      November 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Barely! Ha! But the bell just rang, the kids are leaving, and I'm so ready for some vino. :D

      1 · November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks as if I will not be able to make this one either. :(

    November 5, 2013

    • KathyD

      sorry to miss seeing you again Edie :^(

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot I have to be at an Alzheimer's event that evening at my Moms place.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kathy, I see there are 3 people on the wait list. I am currently trying get over a nasty cold. I would rather give up my spot so someone can come.

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it! :D

    October 18, 2013

    • KathyD

      Looking forward to meeting you!

      1 · November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to attend!

    October 27, 2013

    • KathyD

      You're in!

      November 3, 2013

  • Deborah L.

    I wish I could attend this! I will be on vacation, though. I hope you do it again sometime.

    August 25, 2013

    • KathyD

      Vacation is a better choice!

      November 3, 2013

  • KathyD

    You're in!

    November 3, 2013

  • Betty M

    Can't wait!

    August 19, 2013

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