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2008 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
96
WS 97
IWC 95(+?)
WA 98
Drink Dates
WS: 2011-2024
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750ml $215.00
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IWC 95(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 153

($75; 52% grenache, 31% syrah and 17% mourvedre; 15.8% alcohol) Glass-staining ruby. A drop-dead bouquet displays red and dark berry preserves, potpourri, incense and smoky minerals. Sweet, sappy and penetrating, with open-knit raspberry and blackberry flavors complemented by notes of candied rose and violet. The palate-staining finish is broad, spicy and extremely persistent. This wine is approachable now but really deserves a good five more years of age.

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WA 98
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 190

The 2008 James Berry Vineyard (52% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 17% Syrah) saw some of its Grenache aged in the concrete eggs that are now catching on among some of the top producers on California's Central Coast. With strong minerality from the limestone soil, this exuberant, fleshy, full-bodied wine is already drinking well. (I believe it was actually bottled just a day or two before my visit, which makes its performance that much more remarkable.) Dense purple, with sweet notes of barbecue smoke and meats as well as roasted herbs, extravagant black cherry, black currant, and blackberry fruit are all present in this wine, but there is plenty of underlying structure that comes from both the minerality and the Mourvedre component. Pure, full-bodied, but again, impressively elegant and nuanced, this is a tour de force and another prodigious example of this extraordinary vineyard site.

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WS 97
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2024

Riveting aromas of fresh raspberry, mineral, wilted rose and wild berry turn firm and spicy, full-bodied and concentrated on the finish, yet the flavors dance with acidity. The purity of the crushed rock and snappy berry flavors is rivaled by the elegance and finesse evident in the texture, balance and length. Ends with a subtle touch of toasty oak and black licorice. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.419%
Tasted On 03/29/2014

Brilliant precision here. A little less sap than usual for this cuvee but balance and freshness is perfect. Great after 4 hours uncorked, no decant. Improved steadily in the glass. Drink or hold.

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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.809%
Tasted On 12/15/2013
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Author Johnnymd
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.304%
Tasted On 01/05/2013
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Author jsp2000
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.161%
Tasted On 12/25/2011
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