2015 Booker Oublie Red Paso RoblesBlend from United States
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"The extended-aged Oublie, pronounced O-blee-A, is a fruit driven wine that shows off the whole cluster spices from fermenting partially on the stems. This wine is true Chateau...
- 94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Composed of 38% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 23% Syrah and 9% Counoise, the 2015 Oublie has a medium garnet-purple color and earth-scented nose of tar, sautéed herbs and fertile loam with a core of red currants, cranberry sauce and warm blackberries, plus a touch of bay leaves. Full-bodied and beautifully poised in the mouth, the muscular fruit is nicely matched by a firm, chewy backbone and it finishes with persistent earth and herbal layers."
"The extended-aged Oublie, pronounced O-blee-A, is a fruit driven wine that shows off the whole cluster spices from fermenting partially on the stems. This wine is true Chateauneuf Du Pape top cuvée boasting mostly Grenache but it is really the Mourvedre backbone that supplies the supple mid-palate and spiced finish. This wine will drink from delivery until 2025 beautifully.
Oublie aims to mimic a Chateaneuf du Pape and pair well with all types of food. The name is a French term for the “forgotten,” this refers to the Counoise grape which is less commonly seen in California wines.
The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso's Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso's favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside from lending their farming knowledge and manual labor to neighbors and those in need, they were the area's biggest philanthropists, leaving 100% of their estate to charity when they passed, Dick in 1990 and Claude in 2000.
Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 100 acres of the property in 2001 with the intent of growing the best fruit for some of the best wineries in the area. After making wine with Justin Smith (of Saxum) for five years and Stephan Asseo (of L'Aventure Wines) for two years the Jensens decided it was time to create their own expression with Booker Vineyard. The 2005 Vintage was Booker Vineyard's first release with the wines being made by owner Eric Jensen." -Winery
94 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Counoise|
|Taste||blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke and toast|
|Nose||thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon and black pepper|