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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Booker Vineyard The Ripper 2006
Booker Vineyard The Ripper 2006
(search item no. 119026)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $79.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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

My Notes:

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. 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.

At Booker Vineyard we have dedicated our lives to farming perfection. We are constantly striving to find perfect balance in our vineyard through sustainable farming practices and methods. Beginning in the spring of 2010 we began our venture into the world of Biodynamics. Our wines are always 100% estate fruit and are a true reflection of the calcareous and salicious shale hillsides provided by our Westside Paso Robles vineyard.