2016 Booker - Vertigo

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 95 WA
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SKU: 227254-2016-1500-2A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Made up of 52% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 18% Mourvèdre aged 18 months in 40% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 GSM Vertigo delivers kirsch, black cherry compote, redcurrant jelly and plum preserves notes with subtle notions of tar, pepper, black soil and Marmite toast. Full, concentrated and with super ripe, plush tannins, it has just enough freshness to lift the densely packed fruit to a long, earth-laced finish.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
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  • 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

    • 37 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors