The Phantom Was Here - I Think
This year the blend is Petite Sirah from Clarksburg (59%), Zinfandel from Lodi/Amador (39%) and Mourvedre from Oakley (2%). (I am guessing that's Oakley, California, not Ohio although Oakley has gotten pretty hot lately!) The wine spends 20 months in American oak.
When first opened, the nose is a meduim complex dark fruit aroma, the taste is intense and a bit tannic. After 20 minutes the complex flavors emerge. The Phantom is back! Decant this wine if you want to drink it now or lay this bottle down for a few years. It will only get better.