Booker Vineyard

The Alchemist Syrah Blend

9.018 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Rob Sternthal

Has a slight effervescence upon opening. May need a little decant.

Has a slight effervescence upon opening. May need a little decant.

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2015
Sean Shafik

Like Elaine, hot and heavy...

Like Elaine, hot and heavy...

1 person found it helpfulAug 2nd, 2014
David L

09' Booker Alchemist . 65% Syrah, 15% CB, 10% PV, 10% Grenache. A short decanting of an hour does wonders for this . After an hour it all comes together.

The nose just sells this wine with inviting black cherries & black raspberries. Palate- Sweet black raspberry, cedar, toast, healthy amount of spices. Long & lingering finish. Medium + bodied & drinking in it's prime now. Edit- Much better then it was just a few years back. Note to self- BUY MORE BOOKER-

09' Booker Alchemist . 65% Syrah, 15% CB, 10% PV, 10% Grenache. A short decanting of an hour does wonders for this . After an hour it all comes together.

The nose just sells this wine with inviting black cherries & black raspberries. Palate- Sweet black raspberry, cedar, toast, healthy amount of spices. Long & lingering finish. Medium + bodied & drinking in it's prime now. Edit- Much better then it was just a few years back. Note to self- BUY MORE BOOKER-

Feb 26th, 2017
Jim McCusker

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!).

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!).

Oct 12th, 2020
Steve Bozich

What a nose! And the wine is pretty damned good too. Deep, dry intense black and red berry and cherry. 15.5 ABV, low on alcoholic burn and tannin. Very nice surprise, only opened an hour before pouring.
65% Syrah - and then a nice blend of Cab, Petite Verdot, and Grenache.
Thoroughly enjoyable, and after my fair share of recent low 90's, brought a Big Smile to my face.
One of those wines you just want to stick your nose in and leave it there. 9.6

What a nose! And the wine is pretty damned good too. Deep, dry intense black and red berry and cherry. 15.5 ABV, low on alcoholic burn and tannin. Very nice surprise, only opened an hour before pouring.
65% Syrah - and then a nice blend of Cab, Petite Verdot, and Grenache.
Thoroughly enjoyable, and after my fair share of recent low 90's, brought a Big Smile to my face.
One of those wines you just want to stick your nose in and leave it there. 9.6

Jan 12th, 2018
Michael Meyer

Booker and BBQ Chicken Pizza, or any kind of BBQ for that matter...a match made in heaven. White pepper, herbs, raspberry compote...so savory!

Booker and BBQ Chicken Pizza, or any kind of BBQ for that matter...a match made in heaven. White pepper, herbs, raspberry compote...so savory!

Aug 15th, 2016
Dorit Handrus

Found the blueberries

Found the blueberries

Feb 7th, 2016
Scott Lancaster

That's a big boy.

That's a big boy.

Nov 6th, 2014
Andrew Jones

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Andrew had this 2 years ago

Sep 21st, 2018
Alan Snitow

Alan had this 4 years ago

Alan had this 4 years ago

Aug 13th, 2016