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2009 Booker Vineyard Alchemist

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2013 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • bablues wrote: 93 points

    March 23, 2020 - This is quite nice. The nose is blue fruit with violets and cherry coke. The palate is filled with more blueberries and a bit of cigar ash. At first open, the mid=palate seemed a bit thin, but that has evolved into a more rich, blue fruit blast that coasts the mouth. Good acidity and bright finish that lasts quite a while. This is excellent, but the blue fruit domination keeps it from reaching the elite levels IMO. For the price, sign me up for more.

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  • bablues wrote: 93 points

    April 14, 2019 - Very big wine. Some dark fruits on the nose but not getting much more than that. The taste is explosive with blueberries, pepper and tobacco. The finish is also very spicy with a long mouthfeel. This is right on par with my expectations for this and interested to see where my last bottle with end up.

  • Montana Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 11, 2019 - Every Booker wine I've ever opened proved to be superliative. This one is no exception - great depth, wonderful fruit taste and a balance between tannins and acidity.

  • mvande21 Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 13, 2019 - Wonderfully balanced Syrah dominant blend. Dark, deep, rich black fruits. Perfectly integrated tannins. Smooth, with a long finish.

  • HOS wrote: 88 points

    January 29, 2019 - PnP. Just didn’t come together for me. No fruit and not much else. Just blah.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #10, 12/4/2011 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Exploring California's Central Coast (Aug 2011) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Booker Vineyard
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation Alchemist
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 386 (35%)
  • Consumed 703 (65%)

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