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2006 Booker Alchemist


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SKU: 288988-2006-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Some may criticize the 2006 Alchemist, a blend of 85% Syrah and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, as being too international in style, but it is unquestionably an outstanding wine. Its deep purple color is accompanied by notes of creme de cassis, graphite, licorice, and pain grille. With super intensity, beautiful purity, an overall fleshy mouthfeel, and excellent balance, this lovely red should drink nicely for 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Supple-textured and full-bodied, with ripe plum, black cherry and spicy berry notes, gaining complexity and nuance and ending with firm, ripe tannins. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Garnet in color. Slow legs. Black Pepper. Full bodied. Long finish. Leathery texture.
    Author: Sandrew

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 62 bottles owned
  • 24 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 24 collectors)