2014 Booker "White" Paso Robles White Rhône Blend
This is the only white that Booker makes and it's a blend of Roussanne, Viognier, Petit Manseng, and Marsanne. The 2014 vintage was aged in 40% concrete and 60% French oak, making it cleaner and crisper than other vintages while still maintaining the texture this wine is known for. Booker Vineyard is farmed bio-dynamically. They believe it keeps them in touch with their vineyard and forces them to perceive it as a living, breathing entity. Bio-dynamic farming follows the beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, who promoted a holistic approach to farming, describing that all things on the farm (including soil, plants, and livestock) are interrelated. Like many, they were skeptical of the concept at first. Eventually they came to realize, if these farming practices are good enough for some of the most discriminating wineries of the world then why not give it a try. Thus far, bio-dynamics has proven to increase the overall health and balance of their vineyard, as well as their team working within it.