Booker Vineyard

Remnant 24 Tempranillo Blend

9.320 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

This is jammy in a good way. It's such an interesting blend! I was sort of hoping for/expecting a more unusual taste, especially when I saw the 25% petit Verdot, but I suppose the tempranillo does well for subduing the tannin and spice--not in a bad way though. The color is gorgeously deep and purple-y ruby. The tannins that are there are strong yet elegantly woven in. The whole shebang is like a blackberry jam that has savory elements to it rather than sweet. Also I feel this would pair well with walnuts. I don't know why but drinking it gave me that craving. More on ye olde Scrumptious Gruel blog Thanks @Paul T for introducing me to Booker vineyards!

This is jammy in a good way. It's such an interesting blend! I was sort of hoping for/expecting a more unusual taste, especially when I saw the 25% petit Verdot, but I suppose the tempranillo does well for subduing the tannin and spice--not in a bad way though. The color is gorgeously deep and purple-y ruby. The tannins that are there are strong yet elegantly woven in. The whole shebang is like a blackberry jam that has savory elements to it rather than sweet. Also I feel this would pair well with walnuts. I don't know why but drinking it gave me that craving. More on ye olde Scrumptious Gruel blog Thanks @Paul T for introducing me to Booker vineyards!

Apr 18th, 2017
Andrew S

In a great place right now!

In a great place right now!

May 28th, 2016
Joseph Barsky

2012 Vintage. 13.8% Alcohol. 35% Tempranillo, 25% Petite Verdot, 23% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 24 months in French Oak. Unusual blend that was smoothing out the tannins with age. Plenty of oak. Bold blend experimentation. None of the varietals dominated in taste. Not like their big syrahs which we love, but a fun ride in the unusual.

2012 Vintage. 13.8% Alcohol. 35% Tempranillo, 25% Petite Verdot, 23% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 24 months in French Oak. Unusual blend that was smoothing out the tannins with age. Plenty of oak. Bold blend experimentation. None of the varietals dominated in taste. Not like their big syrahs which we love, but a fun ride in the unusual.

Jul 19th, 2020
romo

WotN. I guessed Nebbiolo. A restrained light-bodied style I’ve never tasted from Paso. Watch this space.

WotN. I guessed Nebbiolo. A restrained light-bodied style I’ve never tasted from Paso. Watch this space.

Sep 12th, 2018
Michael Meyer

Tasted blind. Threw everyone for a loop (Amarone? Cali Syrah?). But so much polish and depth that it even got WOTN votes from professed Bdx and Burg fans. Personally I feel that Booker’s pure varietal Tempranillo is even better.

Tasted blind. Threw everyone for a loop (Amarone? Cali Syrah?). But so much polish and depth that it even got WOTN votes from professed Bdx and Burg fans. Personally I feel that Booker’s pure varietal Tempranillo is even better.

Sep 10th, 2018
Rodney Lee

So interesting this wine. Great fruit & well balanced.

So interesting this wine. Great fruit & well balanced.

May 22nd, 2016
Berg

Big red with paella is working tonight #rockthered #letsgocaps #playoffs

Big red with paella is working tonight #rockthered #letsgocaps #playoffs

Apr 17th, 2016
Colin McCartney

Deep, deep aromas of dark cherry and mocha...smooth, layered tiers of cherries, rhubarb, smoke, and spice...gripping tannins.

Deep, deep aromas of dark cherry and mocha...smooth, layered tiers of cherries, rhubarb, smoke, and spice...gripping tannins.

Aug 22nd, 2015
Eric L.

Wow, that was really nice. Far exceeded my expectations.

Wow, that was really nice. Far exceeded my expectations.

May 15th, 2015
Jim Guarasci

Delicious. Dry with a soft finish.

Delicious. Dry with a soft finish.

Apr 3rd, 2015