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2013 Booker Vineyard Tempranillo

ITEM 7976490 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
darner $65 $65
timil1 $65 $0
matmc $61 $0
$55
Item Sold Amount Date
I7976490 1 $65 Oct 17, 2021
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RATINGS

96The Wine Advocate

Black cherries, currants, leather, dried herbs and savory spices all emerge from this full-bodied, thick and unctuously textured beauty.

92Vinous / IWC

Sweet and generous in style, offering broad, edge-free flavors of blackberry and bitter cherry. Closes smooth and very long, with gentle tannins providing shape.

PRODUCER

Booker Vineyard

Booker Vineyard is in Paso Robles. It is named for two brothers who bought land in Paso Robles in the 1920s and eventually ended up owning 1,200 acres, which they farmed. Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 72 acres of the property in 2001 to grow grapes for local wineries, but then decided to try making wine themselves. Their debut vintage was in 2005. Booker makes Rhone style red and white wines made with Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne and Petit Manseng. Wine Advocate has written this about Booker: “Behind Eric Jensen’s outgoing, boisterous personality lies the mind of one of the most thoughtful and introspective winemakers in Paso Robles. An unending drive for perfection means Jensen is satisfied with nothing but the very best. Over the last few years, that has led to some serious rethinking in the vineyards and cellar. Today, the wines are more polished than they have ever been.”

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.

TYPE

Red Wine, Tempranillo

Think leather and cherries together for Tempranillo wines. This wine looks lighter than it is. It can be medium or full bodied, but its thin-skinned, big grapes, give it a more transparent appearance. It is grown in Spain, Portugal, the U.S. and Australia.