The Alchemist is our powerhouse blend. To create a combination of power and structure, I selected barrels with intense, black fruit. The Cabernet adds a considerable amount of complexity that coats your palate while the Petit Verdot gives this wine dark depth. This is an exceptional wine that is endowed with definition, structure and age-ability.
Blend: 65% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Grenache
"The 2009 Alchemist comes across as powerful, tightly coiled and quite inward. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot add considerable structure as layers of blue and black fruit saturate the palate. This is another powerful, long wine endowed with exceptional definition and a dark, brooding personality. In 2009 the blend is 65% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Grenache. The wine saw 55% new barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Both intense and firm, this Syrah-driven red is more open-knit than the other Booker 2009s, yet it tightens the noose on the finish. A berry soup of reds. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Grenache. Best from 2012 through 2022."