2010 Booker "Vertigo" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1185338 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Booker’s 2010 Vertigo bursts from the glass with rich fruit. It is one of the more fruit-driven wines in the lineup. Dark red fruit, spices, mint, licorice and sweet herbs wrap around the fleshy finish. The blend is 63% Syrah, 25% Grenache and 12% Mourvedre, aged in 50% new oak barrels. With time in the glass, the wine’s freshness and aromatic nuances come to life. This is another stunning 2010 from Eric Jensen. (AG)  (8/2010)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Inky purple. An alluringly perfumed nose offers blueberry, cassis and violet, with a musky Indian spice nuance in the background. Sappy, sweet and round, with a seamless texture to its deeply pitched flavors of black and blue fruits and candied flowers. Plush and spherical, with powerful finishing flavors of candied dark fruits and ripe, harmonious tannins. (JR)  (12/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Well-structured, with tight tannins and a dense core of fresh earth, black licorice, crushed rock, graphite and dried berry. Impressively focused and persistent. Will only get better. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. (JL)  (12/2012)

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Rhone Blends

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United States

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Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.