Just over half of the property is planted with Syrah. Booker puts its best barrels of Syrah into Fracture and then age in 228L Barriques. The name is a tribute to the high content of limestone in the soil. Limestone causes the vineyard soil to fracture rather than crumble.
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck:
The purple-hued 2017 Fracture (100% Syrah aging in 65% new barrels) is another wine that shows a more fresh, elegant style, all while still packing rock star levels of fruit and texture. Cassis, vanilla bean, spice, and background oak notes all emerge from this full-bodied Syrah that has a clean, balanced texture, terrific mid-palate depth, and fabulous tannin quality. It’s going to benefit from just short-term cellaring and cruise for a decade.