May 5, 2019 - Drank over two days. Punchy dark fruit, good acid and tannins, great cocktail wine.
April 9, 2019 - Big fruit, well balanced.
February 25, 2019 - Booker Tasting at Taylor's Wine Shop: Great fleshy fruit, more raspberry, less of a tannic monster than the EXT 22mo. This spent 18mos in oak, and is a little fresher for it.
February 7, 2019 - Fruit bomb.
September 15, 2018 - Fairly dark red. Fruity nose. Quite light, but red fruit, strong round structure. Little sweet. Long taste
June 27, 2018 - Short trip to Paso Robles (Booker/Turley): I‘ve been buying Booker wines for some years now but never opened a bottle so far. This winery visit showed that the high praises seem deserved. Bold flavors, ripe but never overripe fruit paired with superb tannins and a good freshness. All the ingredients for very good wines.
TN: Small tasting pour. Ripe red fruit dominated nose. On the palate very ripe but not overripe red fruits, floral aromas, slight herbal aromas, hints of vanilla and oak. A good amount of extraction, good structure with sweet, round but noticeable tannins, well integrated gentle acidity. At this early stage very light and not overly exciting but will certainly gain lots of depth and power with more bottle age. 90 points today potential for substantially more with some age.
May 6, 2018 - Medium red in color. 100% Grenache. Aged in concrete 50% and 50% neutral oak. Bright red fruit, cranberries, red raspberry. No discernible oak / vanilla. Finishes with red raspberry jam. Good length and finish.
May 6, 2018 - Great raspberry & deep fruit. Love it, younger. So fleshy, bright, nice acid, not overly oaked.
April 22, 2018 - Agree with Babik, it's a lovely Grenache that will get even better with a couple of years. Already smooth, it shows plenty of fruit and very little tannin. We really like this one, but we like all the Bookers.
April 18, 2018 - PNP; minimal sediment. Sweet red and blue fruit icing, some smoky notes and light herbal notes. Rich rich mouthfeel, minerality and acidity, pure fruit, sweet tannins that build. This is excellent now but the energy is huge, bottle time will mellow it in a good way.