Bid on this 3-bottle lot of 2009 Booker "Oublié" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (93JD, 93JS, 93WS, 92RP, 92ST). James Suckling: "This is a lovely balanced wine with dried strawberries and subtle spices. Full and silky with fresh and clean fruit." (11/2011)
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2009 Booker "Oublié" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (qty: 3)
This is a lovely balanced wine with dried strawberries and subtle spices. Full and silky with fresh and clean fruit.
Possibly the most restrained of the lineup, the 2009 Booker Vineyard Oublie ('The Forgotten One') is a blend of 34% Grenache, 33% Counoise, and 33% Mourvedre that shows deep, earthy aromas of brambly black and blue fruits, toasted spice, asphalt, and licorice on the nose. Beautifully complex, with an almost Zinfandel like spice and bramble streak, this full-bodied, pure, and decadently textured red has beautiful freshness and focus, and a long, clean finish. There's solid ripeness here, but this grows on you and keeps you coming back for another glass.
Very rich, yet elegant and stylish, offering supple, detailed mineral, fresh earth, blackberry and black and red licorice flavors, with touches of nutmeg and spice. Full-bodied, yet ending with a measure of delicacy and restraint. (JL)
The 2009 Oublie is an unusual blend of equal parts Counoise, Grenache and Mourvedre. It is a gorgeous, sensual wine laced with ripe red fruit, dried herbs, flowers and spices. The layered, refined finish is especially beautiful. (AG)
Red and dark berry aromas show impressive clarity, with notes of licorice, lavender and rose contributing complexity. Big and densely packed but light on its feet, offering intense raspberry, boysenberry and spice flavors. Juicy and precise on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity. This wine's marriage of power and vivacity is impressive. (JR)