More Vintages and Sizes of Saxum - Heart Stone Vineyard:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 165
(51% syrah and 49% grenache; 15.7% alcohol): Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of cherry-cola, blackberry, smoky minerals and violet, with a sexy oak spice nuance in the background. Lush and creamy on the palate, offering sweet, deeply concentrated dark berry flavors and a refreshing jolt of smoky minerals. Finishes bright and delineated, with lingering notes of cinnamon and candied flowers.
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Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard opens with a dark, brooding nose redolent of smoke, tar, incense and licorice. Elements of dark, inward fruit continue to build in the glass. There is an exotic element in the Heart Stone that is undeniably appealing. Layers of fruit crescendo to the huge, towering finish. The 2010 is 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache aged in small new French oak barrels, an approach that works extremely well here. Justin Smith seems to know exactly what each of his wines needs.
Author: James Laube
Offers a broad range of dense, earth- and mineral-laced cranberry,
raspberry and wild berry, touching on berry pie and black licorice.
Ends chewy. Syrah and Grenache.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 02/23/2014
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 10/18/2013
Drink Dates: 2014-2019
a bit too young
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