My Favorite Neighbor Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$39.99

94 pts - best buy                                  New release from Paso cult producer Booker Vineyards. A fantastic value! 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck:  "Named after winemaker Eric Jensen's parents, the 2017 Harvey and Harriet is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. It offers a richer, powerful style as well as Napa Cabernet-like notes of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, crushed rocks, and violets. Rich, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and voluptuous on the palate, it's more approachable than the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, but I wouldn't bet against it aging just as long." 94 points Robert Parker: "The 2017 Harvey and Harriet is made up of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot aged in 80% new French oak. It gives up wonderful crème de cassis, chocolate mint, kirsch, blackberry and black cherry jam aromas with a classy frame of vanilla and sweet baking spices plus sparks of graphite, cedar, flowers and tobacco leaf. The medium to full-bodied, silky palate features rich, plush, meaty black fruits with firm but finely woven tannins and just enough juicy freshness to lift the long, layered finish. This is great! It deserves more time in bottle, but it's drinking wonderfully straight out of the gate."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

Born from the roots of My Favorite Neigbor, you can taste the pedigree from beginning to end in this second label. Almost bombastic as it explodes on the palate, but just stops short. The components of this blend are not quite fully integrated - something sharpish is protruding, which could be the petit verdot? Nothing that a year or two in the bottle wouldn’t sort out. Huge concentration of dark fruits, are laced with sweetness and loamy soil. Full-throttle tannins let you know that this wine isn’t going anywhere for a good few years.

Born from the roots of My Favorite Neigbor, you can taste the pedigree from beginning to end in this second label. Almost bombastic as it explodes on the palate, but just stops short. The components of this blend are not quite fully integrated - something sharpish is protruding, which could be the petit verdot? Nothing that a year or two in the bottle wouldn’t sort out. Huge concentration of dark fruits, are laced with sweetness and loamy soil. Full-throttle tannins let you know that this wine isn’t going anywhere for a good few years.

9.3

Shay A Delectable Pro

Wonderful past weekend enjoying some lake time with my family. These TX summers are brutal, but some relaxation by the lake always helps! My first time trying this and after hearing the recent news (Constellation has investment in Booker now, as well as this wine has dropped from $50 to $30 and My Favorite Neighbor has dropped from $70 to $50), this is pretty killer juice for the price. A blend of 65% cab, 20% Syrah, and rounded out by equal parts petit Verdot, Malbec and petite Sirah. Inky, dark, fresh squeezed fruits abound. Aromatically, it showed spice cake, cinnamon, and baked mixed berry pie. The Malbec and petite Sirah show up on the palate with a hint of licorice and black pepper spice. Charcoal, cedar and grilled blackberries. It’s rich and decadent with a big finish. Paired perfectly with marinated skirt steak.

Wonderful past weekend enjoying some lake time with my family. These TX summers are brutal, but some relaxation by the lake always helps! My first time trying this and after hearing the recent news (Constellation has investment in Booker now, as well as this wine has dropped from $50 to $30 and My Favorite Neighbor has dropped from $70 to $50), this is pretty killer juice for the price. A blend of 65% cab, 20% Syrah, and rounded out by equal parts petit Verdot, Malbec and petite Sirah. Inky, dark, fresh squeezed fruits abound. Aromatically, it showed spice cake, cinnamon, and baked mixed berry pie. The Malbec and petite Sirah show up on the palate with a hint of licorice and black pepper spice. Charcoal, cedar and grilled blackberries. It’s rich and decadent with a big finish. Paired perfectly with marinated skirt steak.

9.3

Martin Sher

Loved this offering from Booker’s 2nd label. Cab-led blend. Complex nose that that had me going back to the glass didn’t quite deliver on the palate - think it might with more time. But velvety and thoroughly enjoyable now. So into Paso rn.

Loved this offering from Booker’s 2nd label. Cab-led blend. Complex nose that that had me going back to the glass didn’t quite deliver on the palate - think it might with more time. But velvety and thoroughly enjoyable now. So into Paso rn.

9.3

patrick lorian

Dark, plum, blueberry, vanilla/oak, tar, cassis nose Med+ finish, creamy/toasty oak, savory/mouth filling, opens up with aeration. Light tannin grip.

Dark, plum, blueberry, vanilla/oak, tar, cassis nose Med+ finish, creamy/toasty oak, savory/mouth filling, opens up with aeration. Light tannin grip.

Kimberly Anderson

Really nice second label from Booker. Much more red fruit forward than the MFN Cabernet, really easy to drink for being this young.

Really nice second label from Booker. Much more red fruit forward than the MFN Cabernet, really easy to drink for being this young.

9.1

Edward Nelson

Drank a few weeks ago.

Drank a few weeks ago.

9.1

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Really that good? Got an email from retailer singing it's praises.

Really that good? Got an email from retailer singing it's praises.

9.6

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