Booker Vineyard

Booker Vineyard

Vertigo Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2015

This is so plush and well balanced...the nose is restrained with light tea leaves and pencil lead, followed by silky dark fruits, menthol, and delicate spice that flow seamlessly across the palate...finishes long with tannins that grip just enough to let you know they are there, but not so much to disrupt the satisfying continuum of flavor.... — 11 days ago

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Ripper 22 Red Blend

Wine tasting with Mark and Michele - Grenache contestant ! So good — 24 days ago

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Fracture 22 Months Syrah 2016

Yummy Jammy with a hint of spice — a month ago

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Vertigo 24 Grenache Blend

Eric did it again. Well balanced, beautiful color, aroma and texture. Delicious! — a day ago

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My Favorite Neighbor Syrah Blend 2016

Bold wine up to the task for steak night. Big red fruits and a bit of old world dust on the finish. Very nice vintage. — a month ago

Eric, Paul and 18 others liked this

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Oublié Red Rhone Blend 2017

Bought 6 bottles on a recommendation at $40...felt like buying only 6 shares of Amazon 10 years ago....should have bought more.. — 2 months ago

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Ripper Paso Robles Grenache 2017

Always enjoyable - one hour decant, assorted red fruits. — 22 days ago

David, Shay and 16 others liked this

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Oublié 24 Paso Robles Mourvedre Blend 2012

From Eric Jensen at Booker, we had this after that bottle of Understory I just posted. Can’t recall too many details except to say that it was excellent but likely just past peak. If you have this in your cellar, I’d recommend popping the cork within the next few years. — a month ago

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The Alchemist Syrah Blend 2009

Drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Had a tasting with Eric a few years back who said he prefers his wines within the first few years, but I have to say that virtually every Booker wine I’ve had (save for the whites and roses) have improved substantially with a few more years in the cellar. We last had this in 2015, and it is substantially better now. At this stage I don’t think it’s going to improve much going forward, but it is terrific right now (so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em!). — a month ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Shay A

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I watched a virtual interview with him where he compared his wines against other high end wineries (SQN, Saxum, etc). He pointed out their use of whole cluster and said he doesn’t want to imitate them as he doesn’t want to compete against them (his friends). Because of that, he goes to a different style (which normally allows it to be more accessible at a younger age). We all have our own preferences, but I thought that was a unique standpoint, and I respected it.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, totally agree with you. What impresses me about Eric’s wines is that they are terrific across a wide window. That’s rare.
Shay A

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@Jim McCusker : Good point. I haven’t tried all of Booker’s wines, but whenever I have, they’ve been consistently good (sometimes really good) and that’s certainly rare. I have a 2017 Tempranillo I’m very excited to try at some point.