2017 Booker Vineyard 'Oublie' Rhone Red Paso Robles

$89.95

Reminiscent of a Chateauneuf du Pape Vieille Vignes, this unforgettable Paso Robles Rhone blend has loads of ripe, red fruit and impressive structure. The gorgeously proportioned mid-palate is densely layered with currant, pepper and espresso. Built to last, but don't be shy about enjoying this upon arrival!

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Eric Jensen
Vintage:
2017
Oak Treatment:
45% new Puncheons
Appellation:
Paso Robles
Total Varietal Composition %:
56% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre, 22% Syrah
Alcohol %:
15.1%
Score Wine Advocate:
92
Score Wine Spectator:
92
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1044834
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD96

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2017 Oublie is a blockbuster, ranking with the finest wines in the vintage. Based on 56% Grenache, 22% Mourvèdre, 22% Syrah, brought up in 50% neutral barrels, its vivid purple color is followed by a full-bodied, powerful, yet elegant red that has a great nose of cassis, blackberries, white flowers, leafy herbs, and hints of pepper. It packs some muscle yet stays flawlessly balanced.

VN95

Vinous

Saturated ruby. Deeply perfumed, spice-tinged aromas of black raspberry, floral oils, smoky minerals and vanilla; a mineral nuance builds in the glass. Juicy and densely packed but energetic as well, conveying a suave blend of power and finesse to the sweet red and blue fruit, violet pastille and spice cake flavors. Delivers a serious punch but comes off lithe, showing outstanding clarity and floral drive on an extremely long, gently tannic finish. 45% new puncheons.

WS92

Wine Spectator

Framed by sinewy tannins, this blend abounds with blackberry, black licorice and crushed rock flavors, building richness and tension on a long finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2021 through 2027.

WA92

Wine Advocate

The 2017 Oublié is a blend of 56% Grenache, 22% Syrah and 22% Mourvèdre aged in 35% new French oak. Medium to deep ruby, it has broody aromas of black cherries, underbrush, cured meats, dried red currants and dried cranberries with touches of graphite. The palate is medium to full-bodied and earthy with firm, grainy tannins and great freshness to lift the long, dense finish. This needs time!