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2011 Booker Vineyard Grenache The Ripper

Grenache

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • Backdoctor wrote: 94 points

    September 12, 2021 - Another great Booker wine. Big fruit on palate. Easy drinking, went well with dinner.

  • ddsolomon2000 wrote: 97 points

    October 24, 2020 - Still going strong.

  • JRockEsq Does not like this wine: 80 points

    July 18, 2020 - Method: tasted blind; decanted for a few hours; about 63 degrees; Cab glass; this bottle was purchased recently, so no one knows how it was stored

    Nose: potpourri, clean linen, dried cranberry, light grape Jolly Rancher, black cherry, milk chocolate

    Palate: dried cranberry, dried cherry, dried tart cherry; medium+ finish of leather, black pepper, slight dried herbs; dry; medium- body; high tannin; medium+ acidity

    Slightly declined on day two where it was somewhat similar but tasted more of dirt.

    Overall: Shocked this was from Paso and Grenache. I guessed old world. To me, the palate was simple with only dry, almost dirty fruit, and a lighter body, but still a lot of stuffing. For my palate, it was quite out of balance and lacking both "umph" and finesse or elegance. I thought this was just mediocre and right on the edge of being pretty bad/lacking. Booker has yet to really impress me, especially for the price, but this was surprisingly disappointing for me.

  • awilliamson4 Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 7, 2020 - Great mouthfeel with warm red fruit. Like red fruit loop flavor. Cedar and flint. Really tasty will buy more booker at auction

  • Alpton wrote: 91 points

    December 7, 2019 - Ripe cherry, licorice, violet. Fresh with high alcohol coming through upfront. Ripe red fruit, lavender candy, hints of ashes, slightly herbal with a sweet red fruit finish. Lot of finesse in this wine.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Booker Vineyard Grenache The Ripper Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Paso Robles and Beyond: Excellence in 2011 (Jul 2013) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Booker Vineyard
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation The Ripper
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 257 (41%)
  • Consumed 372 (59%)

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