Booker Vineyard Vertigo (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Vivid red. High-pitched, aromatic bouquet of red and dark berries, sandalwood, rose and a deeper note of black cardamom. Very fresh and energetic, offering sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors enlivened by tangy minerality. The red fruit element gains strength with air and carries through a very long, juicy, focused finish. 'My southern Rhone wine,' Jensen said.
The dense purple-colored 2007 Vertigo, a blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache, exhibits the blackberry and creme de cassis characteristics of Syrah along with new saddle leather, coffee, and graphite, a certain minerality, and a long, velvety, opulent mouthfeel. It, too, should drink well for a decade.
Ripe, intense and full-bodied, with rich dark berry, mineral, cedar and spice notes that take on a floral anise edge. Full-bodied and well-balanced, showing a measure of finesse and grace on the finish. Syrah and Grenache.
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The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers Claude and Dick Booker who had owned the land, as well as hundreds more acres on Paso's Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso's favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside... View More