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2011 Booker "White" Paso Robles Rhone Blend

SKU #1120954 90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2011 White is a bit more focused than the 2010, partly because of the addition of Petit Manseng and Marsanne to the blend. Floral-infused honey, nectarines, peaches and crushed rocks wrap around the long, nuanced finish. The 2011 White is 66% Roussanne, 14% Viognier, 14% Petit Manseng and 6% Marsanne. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. 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. I have also included notes on the ‘22’ series of wines that spend a few extra months in barrel. The handful of 2011s I tasted were delicate, perfumed and quite pretty, but with less depth and structure than either the 2009s or the 2010s. One day, when the vineyards of Westside Paso Robles are fully understood, I have little doubt Booker will occupy a place at or near the top. Eric Jensen’s relentless passion and commitment for excellence make Booker the single most exciting emerging property in Paso Robles. Inner quote mark (8/2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Pale gold. Seductively perfumed aromas of quince, white peach, smoky herbs and white flowers. Taut, chewy and focused, with a silky texture to its flavors of pear skin, ginger and dried herbs. A musky peach pit note comes up on the penetrating finish, which shows very good clarity. Inner quote mark (12/2012)


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