• Home
  • 2008 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard

2008 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 93 WA
  • 97 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
See all wines from Saxum
See other vintages 2007 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 |
In stock|Sold out

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 120927-2008-750-2A

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$120.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2008 Heart Stone, a blend of 47% Syrah, 39% Grenache, and 14% Mourvedre, is very elegant but evolved and supple, with beautiful kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, camphor, pepper, and a hint of lavender. More evolved than the 2007 was at a similar stage, but with slightly lower alcohols, its velvety tannins stand out in this rich, plush, opulent, voluptuously textured wine. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    There's amazing harmony and range of flavor in this red, which offers richness, elegance and finesse, with layers of blackberry, wild berry, plum and cherry fruit that's full-bodied, smooth-textured and layered, opening doors of flavor on an amazingly long, intricate finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: cglass80
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Excellent fruit as usual. No alcohoic vapor. Acids and tannins a little painful but this rounded into form after 4-5 hours. Hold this for a while.
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating: 97

    OMG - really good. Lots going on. More on the medium side of fully bodied - red and black fruits, smoke, spices. Probably won't get much better...drink up!
    Drink Dates: 2012-2018
    Author: Patrick
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

  • 333 bottles owned
  • 106 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 106 collectors)