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2004 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Cuvee Rhone Blend - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Red

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

Saxum Vineyards is focused on producing Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre-based blends from the Templeton Gap of Paso Robles, California. They let their rocky calcareous soils, steep hillsides, and cooling ocean breezes speak through their wines by keeping yields extremely low, picking fruit at the peak of ripeness, and using a minimalist approach in the cellar. Production is kept at a total of... More »

Score
94
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Drink Dates
VF: 2008-2015
Bid
2 for sale
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IWC ...
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 128
Author Seaway J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 12/05/2010

My first James Berry. pop and pour. It listed as 16% alcohol. No spritz. Initial sip was already fantastic. great nose coupled with pure fruit and soft tannin bolstered by great acidity. One hour later, it was dominated by endless mineral driven after taste. At the end of it, we are afraid to open another different bottle, in fear of ruining the aftertaste. I am glad I am in the mailing list. RP gave it 91 and I said it is 96. For this kind of wine, I really don't care how low the score is. I will buy them for the mineral quality alone.

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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.02%
Tasted On 12/25/2008

Very well integrated, balanced and great to drink. Who'd a thought this was from Paso Robles.

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 97.154%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

Another intensely fashioned, full-throttle New World blend that didn'tpull any punches, but seemed capable of landing them much more often than the Outpost was. Rich, toasty and delicious flavors sent tingles up the spine, sporting licorice, clove, blackberry liqueur, raspberry reduction and vanilla beans. The fruit was frank and sweet, gliding over firmly defined, sweet tannins in an opulent, but easy going fashion. Well done

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