This wine is so sexy and seductive! Just a pure, feminine wine that is true to its variety. At its best from Booker, Ripper is from a North facing block and is not a massive, dark, heavy wine. Like other great vintages of Ripper, the 2016 is a bowl full of red fruits with the perfect amount of acid and a generous amount of mid-palate weight. Don’t confuse it to be a Tuesday night wine, I would blind-match this Grenache with the top Grenaches in the world (especially the ones that don’t need to add Syrah to be great!). You can enjoy this Grenache starting this spring through 2022. Yes, it will last long, but why take a red fruit wine that is so balanced and beautiful now and age it?? Capture the freshness of this wine earlier than later.