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2010 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 95 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 120927-2010-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$110.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    More dense and rich, the 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard is a co-fermented blend of 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache that comes from a small 7-acre, south-facing vineyard located on the western side of Paso Robles. Aged mostly in large oak puncheons for 20-28 months, it offers up a savory, complex bouquet of kirsch and blackberry-like fruit, meat juice, Provencal herbs, dried licorice, and dusty minerality. Gorgeous on the palate as well, with a deft, elegant texture, building richness, and layers of chewy tannin, this beauty is reasonably approachable now, yet will be even better in 2-3 years. It will drink well for 12-15 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Offers a broad range of dense, earth- and mineral-laced cranberry, raspberry and wild berry, touching on berry pie and black licorice. Ends chewy. Syrah and Grenache.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    One of the more open, seductive wines in the range, the 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard comes across perfumed and juicy today, with less of the structure I saw when the wine was in barrel. Heart Stone is 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache, and it is the Grenache that seems to front and center in this tasting. It will be interesting to see how the 2010 develops over the coming years. Will it continue to be Grenache-dominated, or is the wine simply in a phase where the Syrah elements are a bit subdued? Time will tell. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating:

    a bit too young
    Drink Dates: 2014-2019
    Author: cglass80
  • Self | Rating: 95

    May be best of 2010s from Saxum.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 260 bottles owned
  • 84 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 84 collectors)