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2010 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock 750ml
2010 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

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USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
Red / Syrah
2010 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock
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Professional Reviews

IWC
96

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 165

(includes 11% roussanne and made with 50% whole clusters; 15.6% roussanne): Opaque ruby. A heady, alluringly perfumed bouquet displays scents of cherry compote, black raspberry, potpourri and incense. Deep, sweet and pliant, showing remarkably intense, concentrated red and blue fruit preserve flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Shows superb clarity and energy on the gently tannic finish, which leaves sappy red fruit and floral notes behind.

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WA
99

Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck Issue: 213

Coming from a steep, terraced plot of head-trained Syrah, the 2010 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock (90% Syrah and 10% Roussanne) is easily the most structured, intense wine in the lineup. Sporting absolutely off-the-hook aromas of smoked meats, black fruits, liquid mineral, pepper, and cigar wrapper, it flows onto the palate with a thick, incredibly rich texture that somehow manages to stay light and fresh. A total behemoth, it needs time to fully flesh out, yet is up there with some of the most monumental young wines I've tasted. It should be forgotten for 3-4 years, and then consumed over the following two decades.

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WS
95

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Built to cellar, this is intensely peppery, rich and vibrant, with dark berry, roasted herb and espresso. Gains depth and persistence through to the finish, revealing subtle flavor nuances that touch on tobacco, road tar and licorice.

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