One of Booker Vineyard's more coveted wines, the Ripper is a stunner that is not produced yearly. Changing with each vintage, The Ripper is one of the most pure expressions of Booker Vineyard. Give this elegant lady about 6 months before ripping away!
Blend: 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
"Lastly, the 2006 Ripper (90% Grenache and 10% Syrah) is a sexy Paso Robles Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike. Licorice, roasted Provencal herbs, kirsch liqueur, and creme de cassis characteristics emerge from this broad, concentrated, intensely flavored effort. Full body along with stunning opulence, purity, and length suggest this beauty will drink well for 6-8 years. Sadly, fewer than 150 cases were produced."
The Wine Advocate
"Complex and balanced, with a tasty display of ripe berry and dried currant, mineral, fresh earth, cedar and pomegranate flavors, firming up midpalate and ending with firm tannins."
"Medium red color. Sexy raspberry and candied cherry aromas are complemented by Asian spices and smoky herbs; there's a pinot-like elegance here that I find really appealing. Sweet red berry preserve flavors stain the palate and are given energy by zesty minerals. Floral pastille and baking spices linger on the long, sweet finish. Alluring stuff, and delicious right now."
International Wine Cellar