2014 Booker "Fulldraw" Paso Robles Rhone Blend

SKU #1262110 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 First made last year, the 2014 Fulldraw checks in as a mix of 46% Syrah, 33% Grenache and 21% Mourvedre that was raised mostly in barrel. Its inky purple color is followed by a rockin', sweet, layered bouquet of creme de cassis, black plums, vanilla bean, licorice and cured meats. A classic Paso Robles GSM blend, with full-bodied richness, no hard edges, tons of sweet fruit and beautiful purity, it benefits from a decant and will shine for upwards of a decade. (JD)  (8/2016)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Powerfully structured yet polished and refined, this is a real knockout. Currant, peppered meat and crushed rock aromas lead to complex but densely packed flavors of blue and red fruit, licorice and espresso that linger toward big but plump tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. (TF)  (3/2017)

94 points Vinous

 Bright violet. Ripe red and blue fruits, candied lavender, incense and a hint of spicecake on the highly fragrant nose. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering intense black currant and bitter cherry flavors that deepen and become sweeter with air. Shows impressive depth and vivacity, with no rough edges. The spice and floral notes come back strong on the strikingly persistent, seamless finish, which features smooth, harmonious tannins and a lingering suggestion of sappy red fruit. (JR)  (9/2016)

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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.