Booker 2016 My Favorite Neighbor Paso Robles Red Wine
97 points Jeb Dunnuck - “The 2016 My Favorite Neighbor is made with the intent of competing with cult Napa Cabernet Sauvignon yet at a more maintainable $80 price point. Coming all from westside Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly on clay soils, and brought up all in French oak, I'm thrilled to say that it succeeds beautifully. This deep purple-colored beauty offers an incredible perfume of crème de cassis, blackberries, graphite, lead pencil, and ample crushed rock-like minerality. Showing more nuance and floral characteristics with time in the glass as well as full body, sweet tannins, and no hard edges, it's a sensationally rich and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles to drink over the coming decade.”
96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - “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. (LPB)”
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.
Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 11% Petit Verdot
Sugar: 0.03g/100ml (bone dry),
Malic 0.04 g/l (bone dry),
There are new labels of faces on the 2016 vintage of My Favorite Neighbor. Photography was done by Greg Gorman.