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2008 Saxum - Broken Stones

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
abv 15.6%
  • 94 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Rhone Blend
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SKU: 94123-2008-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($75; 79% syrah, 13% grenache and 8% mourvedre) Opaque purple. Exotic, floral and spice-accented black and blue fruits on the nose, with hints of fruitcake, vanilla and cola emerging with air. Impressively deep and powerful, offering sweet dark berry preserve and smoky spice flavors and a touch of candied violet. The extremely persistent finish is broad, sweet and penetrating, leaving smoke and spice notes behind. I like this wine's blend of depth and energy.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    An elegant style, rich without being weighty, serving up a mix of spicy dried berry, tobacco leaf, mineral and graphite. This wows you with its finesse and polish, offering subtle flavors that caress the palate. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2008 Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre) has a bluish purple color to the rim, with the classic nose of camphor, charcoal, black currant, and blackberry with hints of licorice and smoke. This intense wine displays great fruit, some structure, and a beautifully seamless texture. It is more evolved and open than the 2007 was at the same time, and just slightly less profound. It should drink nicely for at least a decade.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: MrPres1776
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Opened for 5 hours, started in an hour into that time frame. Blackberry, black cherry, some tar notes, smoke. Impeccably balanced though as the alc does not impeded on the experience, if any thing more sweet than I would like and a little less complex than I would have hoped for.
    Author: Koby
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

  • 615 bottles owned
  • 139 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 139 collectors)