Bootjack Ranch, Paso Robles, CA; 14.4% ABV
$8 at the Richmond, CA, store on 28 Aug, but there was not much left
This wine is likely gone by now, but I picked it up after not finding much red wine of interest and having received recommendations from people here and in the stores. I agree that, for those who like the ripe California style of wine, it’s very good.
I found it a little closed and acid for an hour or so, but it opened to be soft and rich, with very dark, complex flavors of plum and blackberry, spice and earth. It didn’t strike me as being close to being too old, but it’s perfectly mature now. It’s very tasty for the price, and if you can still find it, you’re not likely to be disappointed.