Booker Vineyard The Ones Syrah 2016
Similar to the Fracture with its killer bouquet of crème de cassis, chocolate, smoked meats, and graphite, the 2018 Syrah Ones gains complexity with time in the glass, offering more tobacco, cigar, and spice-driven nuances. This big, opulent beauty is full-bodied, super-rich, and concentrated, yet it’s also seamless, weightless, and elegant, with a chalky minerality coming through on the finish. It’s already hard to resist yet should easily evolve for another decade.
Made of 100% Syrah aged 18 months in 100% new French oak, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 The Ones Syrah has quite an earthy/meaty nose with notions of chargrilled meats, tilled soil, fungi and asphalt over a core of black cherries, plum preserves and mulberries with a waft of cloves. Full-bodied with a brick-house frame of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, it exudes juicy black fruit and earth flavors, finishing long and savory.