Saxum Booker Vineyard 2016 1.5L - Station Plaza Wine
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Saxum Booker Vineyard 2016 1.5L
SKU: 08753

Saxum Booker Vineyard 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 15.6%
As you may recall, yields were so bad in 2015 that we didn't bottle a Booker Vineyard, but this wine makes up for it! In typical Booker fashion, it's primarily Syrah with a bit of Mataro thrown in. Great richness and texture like this wine always has in spades. We aged a chunk in concrete amphora, adding some great tension and lift to this bruiser.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Flirting with perfection, the 2016 Booker Vineyard is a classic bruiser from this vineyard that has overflowing notes of blackberries, blackcurrants, smoked earth, and violets. Checking in as 73% Syrah and 27% Mourvèdre (13% stems) brought up new barrels, it hits the balance with full-bodied richness, incredible purity of fruit, ultra-fine tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. If you’re lucky enough to have a few bottles, do you best to hide them in the cellar for 2-3 years.

October 31, 2019
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 73% Syrah and 27% Mataro, the 2016 Booker Vineyard is another of the wines that Justin Smith gives an extended élevage-this year with 60% in new puncheons and the remaining 40% in large amphorae. It's harvested in two tranches: the first and larger pick is the south-facing slope that's exclusively Syrah and entirely destemmed, the second pick being the north-facing slope that includes both some Mataro and some whole cluster. The wine opens in the glass with a brooding bouquet of grilled meat, bay leaf and dark, plummy fruit, followed by a full-bodied, concentrated wine with great depth and tension but plenty of chewy tannin that is going to need some time to resolve. Everything points to it being absolutely superb.

William Kelley, May 31, 2018