Booker Vineyard Vertigo 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $89.00
Item No. 119014
  • RP92
  • ST91
Alcohol By Volume: 16.6%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • RP93
  • ST93
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

A true Rhone blend, the Vertigo, has an exquisite palate of red fruit and supple texture. This wine is layered with velvety tannins that carry through to a deliciously long finish. Year to year, this is always Booker Vineyard's most versatile wine.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Vertigo (Syrah) exhibits a deep ruby purple color and smoky cassis notes intermixed with hints of pepper and roasted herbs. Elegant, medium to full-bodied, and moderately tannic, it should age nicely for 10-12 years."
92 Points

"Glass-staining ruby. Spicy red and dark berry aromas display impressive intensity and clarity. Explosive raspberry and cassis flavors stain the palate but retain focus and energy. A suave cracked pepper quality builds through the long, sweet finish. This clocks in at 16.6% alcohol but betrays no heat or obvious overripe character."
91 Points

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 Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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