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2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Cuvée

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
abv 15.8%
  • 100 WA
  • 98 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 181034-2007

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    An amazing wine, dense, rich and layered, offering a mix of power and finesse, with concentrated dark berry fruit, mineral, sage, herb and cedar notes that are pure, intense, focused and persistent. Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. 950 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Utter perfection, and one of the most profound Rhone Ranger wines I have ever tasted is the 2007 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red, a blend of 41% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 28% Syrah (15.8% alcohol). It would be an amazing wine to insert in a tasting of the most profound 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes. As with many prodigious wines, the extraordinary freshness, purity, equilibrium, and singularity of this effort is breathtaking. Its dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary, incredibly pure, all enveloping, intense, sweet nose of black raspberries, kirsch, spring flowers, spice box, and pepper. Full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found, it is stunningly concentrated with unreal purity, a voluptuous texture, and remarkable freshness for a wine of such power, depth, and concentration. This 2007 will be approachable young, although I would not be surprised to see it close down given the relatively elevated proportion of Mourvedre, and it should drink well for 12-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: G
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Author: SeaRanch
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: tiberite
  • Self | Rating: 100

    2010 WS WOTY AND RP 100
    Author: RhoneRanger
  • Self | Rating: 97

    BIG WINE. Can't wait to drink in 5 more years
    Author: Lellman2
  • Self | Rating:

    Consumed like it was grape juice on a hot day, hard to tell quality. Party foul bringing this wine for this evening. They loved it, hard for me to tell what I thought. No rating.
    Author: Charley
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Lighter than expect. Adds weight with time open. Lots of blue berry. Preferred young version more than current taste.
    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Nose and palate are confounding with some many things going on. Thick and well balanced. Everyone enjoyed trying this.
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating:

    still too young in Magnum - much more muted than the 750ml consumed in 2013.
    Author: cglass80
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Utter perfection, and one of the most profound Rhone Ranger wines I have ever tasted is the 2007 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red, a blend of 41% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 28% Syrah (15.8% alcohol). It would be an amazing wine to insert in a tasting of the most profound 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes. As with many prodigious wines, the extraordinary freshness, purity, equilibrium, and singularity of this effort is breathtaking. Its dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary, incredibly pure, all enveloping, intense, sweet nose of black raspberries, kirsch, spring flowers, spice box, and pepper. Full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found, it is stunningly concentrated with unreal purity, a voluptuous texture, and remarkable freshness for a wine of such power, depth, and concentration. This 2007 will be approachable young, although I would not be surprised to see it close down given the relatively elevated proportion of Mourvedre, and it should drink well for 12-15 years. -from RP
    Drink Dates: 2010-2025
    Author: ASanov
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

  • 1827 bottles owned
  • 335 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 335 collectors)