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2008 Saxum Booker Vineyard Syrah

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 98 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 227145-2008

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($75; syrah with a bit of mourvedre) Inky ruby. Raspberry and cherry preserves on the nose, with complicating notes of rose oil, Szechuan peppercorn and allspice. Impressively complex, sappy red berry compote flavors are given grip by a touch of cherry pit and gain sweetness with air. For such a massive wine there's uncanny energy here as well. The finish repeats the floral and spice notes and clings with superb clarity and intensity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Starts out open-knit, rich and fleshy, yet builds intensity. Powerful, yet with a measure of restraint, delivering supple plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit, with touches of mineral and black licorice. This wows you with both gushing fruit and a dancing delicacy of finesse. Ends with chunky fruit flavors. Syrah and Mourvedre.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2008 Booker Vineyard (92% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre, which had also been bottled immediately before my visit) has an opaque purple color and a wonderfully sweet nose of black cherry, black currant, licorice, incense, and some Asian spices. The wine has seamless lushness, a voluptuous texture, stunning purity, and a very long, 40-second-plus finish. Booker is another top site that I believe was planted with Justin Smith's help. It is a 40-acre vineyard sitting on similar limestone soils. This incredible wine would probably benefit from a couple of years of cellaring, as the structure is more present, no doubt due to the high level of Syrah in the wine. It should evolve for 10-15 more years.
    Drink Dates: 2010 - 2025
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: G
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 322 bottles owned
  • 124 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 124 collectors)