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2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 99 WA
  • 98 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

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SKU: 88473-2007-1500

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$225.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($75; 82% syrah, 13% mourvedre and 5% grenache; 15.7% alcohol) Inky purple. A sexy, intensely perfumed bouquet of blackberry, boysenberry, Moroccan spices and violet, with a seductive incense quality that gains strength with air. Lush and creamy on the palate, offering deep black and blue fruit flavors and exotic floral character. Reaches every corner of the palate and finishes with outstanding clarity and powerful floral nuances.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    At points ultrarich, opulent and elegant, providing a broad range of dark berry, loamy earth, spice and cedar flavors, with touches of black licorice, sage and tobacco. Powerful yet restrained, gaining weight, depth and traction on the finish, where this ends with a peppery minerality that's fascinating. Syrah, MourvAdre and Grenache."
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2007 Bone Rock, which comes from the James Berry Vineyard (82% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre, and the rest Grenache, also aged 28 months in a combination of smaller barrels, demi-muids, and pungeons), is super as well. Like its late-released sibling, it has an inky/purple color to the rim and an extraordinary, soaring set of aromatics consisting of spring flowers, pepper, graphite, blackberry and blueberry fruit with hints of raspberry and licorice and jus de viande as well. The extraordinary freshness and elegance of this wine leads to a minerality that even eclipses the Heart Stone. The finish goes on for a good 45+ seconds, and the purity is awesome. This extraordinary wine completes the 2007 portfolio of unbelievable efforts from the Smiths.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: rcl
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Outstanding wine. Big, juicy and full of life. Still right there in terms of intensity. Over the evening (~3+ hours), this wine did nothing but get better.
    Author: Charley
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.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 747 bottles owned
  • 178 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 178 collectors)