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2006 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Syrah - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Red

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

Red Syrah
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
95
WA 96+
WS 92
Drink Dates
WA: 2009-2024 WS: 2009-2014
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WA 96+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 184
Drink Dates 2009-2024

No wimpy wine, the 2006 Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard (76% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 6% Grenache) has over 16% alcohol. It possesses phenomenal texture, stunning purity, and remarkable freshness, which, again, is attributable to the limestone soils as well as the proprietor's brilliant hands-off winemaking philosophy. A complex perfume of roasted meats, black fruits, spring flowers, charcoal, and spice is followed by a wine of enormous richness (yet it is neither overweight nor heavy). Beautiful freshness permeates the wine's black fruit flavors and full-bodied power and length. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. This 2006 should evolve for 12-15+ years.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2014

A tasty mouthful of Syrah, this is full-bodied and concentrated, rich and plush, with layers of ripe blackberry, wild berry, mineral and graphite, ending with a long, persistent finish that keeps repeating the dark berry themes. Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache.

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Author G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.597%
Tasted On 11/21/2014
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Author Rutiger
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.361%
Tasted On 02/24/2013

Deep dark purple. Dark fruit, spice and camphor. Bold fruit taste, strong tannin. Long finish but needs more time to develop complexity.

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.348%
Tasted On 05/07/2011

First bottle of this was 98pts. This one was identical upon opening. However after four hours of air and at room temp it felt too hot and disjointed. Put it in the fridge for 30 min, that helped but not quite what I was exptecting. 93?

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Author Peter
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.179%
Tasted On 04/17/2010

really very good. Had it after dinner with the cheese.

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Author JC Wino
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Tasted On 03/22/2009

BDF notes: Wineaggedon I (not an entrant). My favorite wine of the night. Huge alcohol, massive nose, complicated, chewy, dense, and challenging. Really enjoyed this.

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