Booker Vineyard Fracture 28 2007
Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 16.1%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The one thing you can count on with Fracture is its consistency year to year. Fracture has intense fruit up front, showing soft lines and gorgeous french oak integration, with a velvety mid-palate showing notes of dense, dark fruit and loamy earth. The finish is extremely long, displaying cocoa and dried herbs with beautiful structure and acidity.
"The 2007 Fracture (100% Syrah) is gorgeous. It is a powerful wine with 16.1% alcohol, but none of that shows through the cascade of blackberry, charcoal, subtle smoke, espresso, and pen ink notes. Superb fruit purity along with full-bodied power, and a long, heady finish with no hard edges suggest it will drink well for a decade or more."
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque purple. Sexy aromas of candied dark berries, violet oil, incense and cola. Broad, expansive and sweet, offering lush blackcurrant and blueberry flavors and an exotic note of candied violet. This wine shows noteworthy depth but is almost shockingly energetic, with strong finishing spiciness and mineral cut."
International Wine Cellar
"Gushes with dense, rich, plush dark fruits, with blackberry, blueberry, plum and huckleberry that's intense, structured and balanced, finishing with a strong return to the dark fruit themes."
Learn About Booker Vineyard
Booker Vineyard is located on Paso Robles' Westside, immediately joining the famous Stephan Vineyards that produce L'Aventure Wines. The high-density vineyard is mostly Rhone varietals planted on steep hillsides of calcareous shale.
The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers Claude and Dick Booker who had owned the land, as well as hundreds more acres on Paso's Westside....
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Learn About Central Coast
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...
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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz
(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...
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