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2006 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Cuvee 1.5L
2006 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Cuvee
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
Red / Rhone Blend
2006 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Cuvee
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Professional Reviews


Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 184

An unfined/unfiltered blend of 45% Syrah, 38% Grenache, and 17% Mourvedre, aged 32 months in a combination of wood vessels, the prodigious 2006 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red exhibits beautiful sweet creme de cassis, black raspberry, blackberry, truffle, smoke, and herb notes. This spicy, rich, full-bodied effort should drink beautifully for a decade.

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Wine Spectator Author: James Laube Issue: Web

Pushes the pedal on ripeness, touching on jammy, full-blown and concentrated. Blackberry, graphite, plum jam and wild berry fruit is mouthcoating, as are the tannins. With air, gains a measure of finesse. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.

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Community Reviews


Johnnymd Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 07/07/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2016

Intense but with great finesse and balance.

MJM Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 01/09/2012

Unfortunately this bottle showed excess heat and VA.


SingKevin Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 12/09/2010


Patrick Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 01/03/2010 Drink Dates: 2011-2018

Getting better


dougwilder Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 03/18/2009 Site Blog: dougwilder - the purely domestic wine blog

Aromas: deep carbon with saturated cherry and plum sprinkled with lavender-infused sea salt and wet quartz Palate: again, quite expansive with full throttle, nearly primal flood of graphite and salt leading to smooth butterscotch and black raspberry on the mid-palate Impression: Wickedly concentrated, with plenty of viscous, textured flavor elements, again the high alcohol is masked for the most part by the copious fruit body. Strict satisfaction for the fruit hedonista. If you want to stand out in a crowd, here is your weapon...

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