Booker Vineyard "Harvey & Harriet" Red Blend 2019
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
As to the reds, the 2019 Harvey and Harriet can be thought of as the more approachable, lush red in the lineup, and it always seems more black fruit-driven than the straight Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries, sweet tobacco, cedar, and some floral violet nuances define the nose, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful texture and silky tannins. It’s a smoking value, and while it has plenty of up-front charm, it certainly has a decade or more of overall longevity.
This is a study of darkness from the front to back. The wine begins with charred meat, packed violet, elderberry-paste and straight-up charcoal aromas on the nose. The palate pairs dried meat with black, almost bitter fruits, all clinging to a very firm structure.