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2010 Saxum - Heart Stone Vineyard 750ml
2010 Saxum - Heart Stone Vineyard
USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles
Red / Rhone Blend
2010 Saxum - Heart Stone Vineyard
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Professional Reviews

IWC
94

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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WA
95

Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck Issue: 213

More dense and rich, the 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard is a co-fermented blend of 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache that comes from a small 7-acre, south-facing vineyard located on the western side of Paso Robles. Aged mostly in large oak puncheons for 20-28 months, it offers up a savory, complex bouquet of kirsch and blackberry-like fruit, meat juice, Provencal herbs, dried licorice, and dusty minerality. Gorgeous on the palate as well, with a deft, elegant texture, building richness, and layers of chewy tannin, this beauty is reasonably approachable now, yet will be even better in 2-3 years. It will drink well for 12-15 years.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator 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.

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Community Reviews

92

Johnnymd Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 02/23/2014

cglass80 Trust Rating: 87 Tasted On: 10/18/2013 Drink Dates: 2014-2019

a bit too young

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