The 2017 Harvey & Harriet, a new standalone brand by Booker, and named after Eric Jensen's parents, is a delicious Bordeaux blend led by Cabernet Sauvignon, but with the typical Paso Robles twist of adding Syrah and Petite Sirah. It reflects the Paso terrior, offering notes of black cherry and espresso.
Varietal Composition: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Appellation: Paso Robles AVA, Willow Creek district
Aging: 18 months in French oak, 80% new
Winemaker: Eric Jensen
95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
"Named after winemaker Eric Jensen's parents, the 2017 Harvey and Harriet is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, and the rest Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It offers a richer, powerful style as well as Napa Cabernet-like notes of black and blue fruits, scorched earth, crushed rocks, and violets. Rich, full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and voluptuous on the palate, it's more approachable than the flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, but I wouldn't bet against it aging just as long."