Booker Vineyard RLF Paso Robles Pinot Noir 2014

$49.99

New release from Paso cult producer Booker Vineyards. Limited. Don’t be confused, yes Booker made a Pinot Noir! As many of you know RLF is the winery's second label and was created in honor of proprietor Eric Jensen's  late father-in-law. The goal has always been to make a high quality wine at a friendly price.  In 2014 the best fruit available was from Santa Rita Hills, Edna Valley and one of the most beautiful Pinot Vineyards in the world in San Simeon.  This wine is definitely made to California style, and will compare favorably with wines in the upper price range from Santa Lucia Highlands. The fruit comes from two different vineyards on the coast. One of which literally overlooks the water, and the other in Arroyo Grande about five minutes from the water. The alcohol is low, but the flavors are not.

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter Langenstein Delectable Pro

I think this is the first Pinot from Booker - it's a masculine fruit forward style that reminds me of the Meiomi/Belle Glos style

I think this is the first Pinot from Booker - it's a masculine fruit forward style that reminds me of the Meiomi/Belle Glos style

9.1

Joseph Barsky

2014 Vintage. 14% Alcohol. 2 years from my prior post and this is similar but velvet mouthfeel now.

2014 Vintage. 14% Alcohol. 2 years from my prior post and this is similar but velvet mouthfeel now.

9.3

Joseph Barsky

2014 Vintage. 14% Alcohol. Big, Syrah like Pinot Noir. Not for the French PN style lovers. Similar to Sea Smoke.

2014 Vintage. 14% Alcohol. Big, Syrah like Pinot Noir. Not for the French PN style lovers. Similar to Sea Smoke.

9.3

Daniel Porter

Lush, rich berries with a bit of funk and spice. Very nice.

Lush, rich berries with a bit of funk and spice. Very nice.

9.2

Eric LaMasters

Interesting. Very smoky and meaty. The most Syrah-like Pinot I've ever experienced. Not something I'd choose every day, but fun for a change.

Interesting. Very smoky and meaty. The most Syrah-like Pinot I've ever experienced. Not something I'd choose every day, but fun for a change.

9.0

Kimberly Anderson

Received from allocation and my first time having. Overripe blackberries and cinnamon on the nose. Blackberry cobbler and stewed fruit mid. Jammy and juicy. Light Finish that keeps you wanting more. Should have decanted as so young, but hoping it will open up significantly while we're at dinner. I would say hold on these bottles.

Received from allocation and my first time having. Overripe blackberries and cinnamon on the nose. Blackberry cobbler and stewed fruit mid. Jammy and juicy. Light Finish that keeps you wanting more. Should have decanted as so young, but hoping it will open up significantly while we're at dinner. I would say hold on these bottles.

9.0

Chris Miller

A rich and deep Pinot, yet still shows excellent Pinot character; cinnamon and baking spices along with creamy cherry cola notes

A rich and deep Pinot, yet still shows excellent Pinot character; cinnamon and baking spices along with creamy cherry cola notes

9.6

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Good Paso pinot, but grapes harvested from coastal sites in San Simeon & Arroyo Grande Their first pinot is worth a try, I'll definitely buy again,

Good Paso pinot, but grapes harvested from coastal sites in San Simeon & Arroyo Grande Their first pinot is worth a try, I'll definitely buy again,

9.3

patrick lorian

Holy crap ... serious extraction & made in the booker “hear me roar” hi volume posture. Not for the meek and delicate Pinot lovers. Drink it now. While enjoyable at this time, can’t see this style improving with age... put a slight chill on it.

Holy crap ... serious extraction & made in the booker “hear me roar” hi volume posture. Not for the meek and delicate Pinot lovers. Drink it now. While enjoyable at this time, can’t see this style improving with age... put a slight chill on it.

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