2010 Saxum - Booker Vineyard (Syrah) 1.5L

USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles/ Red / Proprietary Blend
2010 Saxum - Booker Vineyard (Syrah)
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International Wine Cellar | 94

(81% syrah and 19% mourvedre): Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes spicy red and dark berry liqueur, Indian spices, vanilla and floral oils. Spicy black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors are complicated by notes of violet pastille and show a plush, seamless texture. Gains weight with air but retains clarity. The spicy note carries through an impressively long, juicy finish, which features ripe, harmonious tannins.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 165

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Wine Advocate | 98

The 2010 Syrah Booker Vineyard - a blend of 81% Syrah and 19% Mourvedre - is about as textbook a representation of a Paso Robles Syrah as I can think of. Locked and loaded with notions of ripe black and blue fruits, smoke, bouquet garni, espresso, and licorice, it is unabashedly full-bodied, rich, and yet elegant on the palate. Showing real class, as well as first-rate freshness, superb depth and concentration, and masses of tannin, this blockbuster Syrah needs a solid 3-4 years of bottle age to flesh out, and will keep for 15-20 years or more.

Drink Dates: 2017-2037
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 213

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Wine Spectator | 94

A sizable wine that's rich, intense and harmonious, with a nuanced mix of extracted blackberry, spice, plum, licorice and cigar box flavors. Best to cellar. Syrah and Mourvedre.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: James Laube


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Score: 95
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/05/2013
More Vintages and Sizes of Saxum - Booker Vineyard (Syrah):

2011 (1.5L)
2011 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2006 (750ml)

About This Producer


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 2200-2800 cases per year divided between 6 different cuvees: Broken Stones, Heart Stone Vineyard, James Berry Vineyard, Booker Vineyards, Rocket Block and Bone Rock.

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