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Booker Vineyard Oublie 2019


In a world where everybody is looking to make a quick buck and follow the next guy, consider this quote from Antonio Galloni about Booker Vineyard: “Proprietor Eric Jensen is one of the most daring winemakers in Paso Robles. Jensen is willing to take more risks than many of his peers, an approach that will continue to pay off big time.”

It’s true: Booker Vineyard is a pioneer of a new wave of wine in California. The days of just Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are over, and Booker is leading the charge. The winery is on fire — I’m talking absolute critical darlings. As such, they’ve continued to do what they can to expand, buy up new vineyards, and try new things.

Not only do they make Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Tannat in addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, but they even make a Tempranillo that I’d argue is probably the best one made in the states.

Their ‘Oublie’ Cuvee is the California version of a Châteauneuf du Pape, and it’s such a big and interesting wine. It’s a deep, dark, alluring wine with tons of personality, a seamless blend that brings so much more than just intense fruit to the table. There’s some spice, some floral notes, a little bit of minerality, and even some bramble there. It’s got it all.

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97 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2019 Oublié is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tannat and Petite Sirah with a medium ruby-purple color. The nose offers gregarious mixed berry preserves and accents of potpourri, mint and fragrant earth. The palate offers juicy appeal and powerful fruit with loads of spice and floral perfume, bursts of freshness and firm, pleasantly rustic tannins, finishing very long.

95 Points, Vinous
Shimmering ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola, pungent flowers and sandalwood, along with a hint of smokiness. Intense, sharply detailed blueberry, bitter cherry, candied lavender and exotic spice flavors show noteworthy energy and back-end lift. Closes juicy, focused and very long, with repeating blue fruit character and well-knit tannins lending subtle grip.

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
This cuvée used to be a kitchen sink-like catch-all, but today, it seems to always be a classic GSM-like blend. The 2019 boasts a deep purple hue to go with terrific blackberry and darker cherry fruits as well as notes of spice, chocolate, and ground pepper. Deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and perfectly balanced, it has another 10-15 years of prime drinking.