Booker Vineyard My Favorite Neighbor 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, San Luis Obispo County|
My Favorite Neighbor is a direct reference to the talented Stefan Asseo of L’Aventure wines. Stefan proved a great mentor when Eric was introduced to the Paso wine industry and their vineyard happened to share a small border with L’Aventure’s estate. “My Favorite Neighbor” will always be a Syrah and Bordeaux blend and will always be a tribute to their favorite French neighbor.
There are new labels of faces on the 2016 vintage of My Favorite Neighbor. Photography was done by Greg Gorman.
Still in barrel, the Cabernet Sauvignon dominated 2016 My Favorite Neighbor offers smokin’ notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil shavings, licorice, smoke tobacco, and hints of violets. With full-bodied r still fresh, chalky, moderately tannic, elegant and lengthy red.
The 2016 My Favorite Neighbor Proprietary Blend is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 11% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black colored, it reveals intense cassis, ripe plums and wild blueberries with touches of licorice, tilled soil and black pepper with a waft of floral notions. Full, rich, chocolaty and oh-so-seductive, it fills the mouth with generous crushed black berries flavors framed by rounded tannins and finishing long and spicy.