great chilled, little funk good w/ food — 13 days ago
A little monster in an elegant suit, unleashed with plenty of complexity luring underneath.
Dense and concentrated aromas, youthful and unleashed but without any hard or offensive edges. Primary dark fruit with black plums and cassis, followed by blueberries and a refreshing orange-like character. A savory complexity with earth, cold meat. Plenty of savoury spice that evolves into fresh herbs and lavender with aeration.
Palate is dry with a high acidity, high dry tannins is keeping the pace but is well balanced by a backbeat of a generous of dark fruit canvas, strong and dimensional mid palate with and a long finish where the tannins still regins supremes and close it all up. 9,4
75% Mourverde, Grenache, Cinasult and Syrah,. elevage for 18 months in large casks.
— 11 days ago
Medium ruby (not as dark as I expected); a fair amount of volatile acidity right upon opening, so I let it blow off for awhile; medium plus intensity aromas of blackberry fruit leather, dried black plum, black cherry, black raspberry, vanilla; dry, medium acid, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; not as concentrated as I was expecting — 19 days ago
Booker Vineyard Oublie 22 2016 Paso Robles, California
This is a delicious GSM Blend from Paso Robles. Soft and smooth with nice complexity.
Showing a great nose, very flowery and complex.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, currants, light oak, spices, vanilla, light barnyard, peppercorn, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, cola, earth and black tea.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.
This 5 year old is drinking very nicely now and will continue to age in the next 10 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 2 hours of airtime. Peaked after 3 hours, showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.
Thank you Scott for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board. Very tasty.
A blend of 55% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 22 months.
15% alcohol by volume.
$85. — 11 days ago
Deep ruby/purple; pronounced intensity aromas of blueberry jam, dried black plum, juicy blackberry, vanilla, cream, toast; dry, medium acid, medium ripe tannins, high alcohol, full body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; a big jammy wine but well balanced with structure and oak, very hot — 19 days ago