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2008 Saxum - Broken Stones 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
92
WS 93
IWC 93
WA 94
Drink Dates
WA: 2010-2020 WS: 2010-2020
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 153

($75; 79% syrah, 13% grenache and 8% mourvedre) Opaque purple. Exotic, floral and spice-accented black and blue fruits on the nose, with hints of fruitcake, vanilla and cola emerging with air. Impressively deep and powerful, offering sweet dark berry preserve and smoky spice flavors and a touch of candied violet. The extremely persistent finish is broad, sweet and penetrating, leaving smoke and spice notes behind. I like this wine's blend of depth and energy.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 190
Drink Dates 2010-2020

The 2008 Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre) has a bluish purple color to the rim, with the classic nose of camphor, charcoal, black currant, and blackberry with hints of licorice and smoke. This intense wine displays great fruit, some structure, and a beautifully seamless texture. It is more evolved and open than the 2007 was at the same time, and just slightly less profound. It should drink nicely for at least a decade.

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WS 93
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2020

An elegant style, rich without being weighty, serving up a mix of spicy dried berry, tobacco leaf, mineral and graphite. This wows you with its finesse and polish, offering subtle flavors that caress the palate. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.

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Tasted On 04/03/2013
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Tasted On 06/30/2012
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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 02/25/2012

Opened for 5 hours, started in an hour into that time frame. Blackberry, black cherry, some tar notes, smoke. Impeccably balanced though as the alc does not impeded on the experience, if any thing more sweet than I would like and a little less complex than I would have hoped for.

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