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2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 97 IWC
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SKU: 88473-2011

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Classic notes of pepper and wild berry give this sturdy red plenty of backbone and tension. The tannins are more muscular and gripping than in recent vintages, giving the flavors traction and length.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    Decidedly cool climate in character, the 2011 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock comes from steep, terraced plots of old head trained Syrah vines that, in 2011, wasn't harvested until November. Co-fermented with a splash of Roussanne and Mourvedre, it's a spectacular effort that makes the most of the cool, long growing season. It's also the most long term prospect in the lineup. Offering up a tight, Cornas-like bouquet of black and blue fruits, white pepper, spring flowers and salty minerality, it is full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and seamless on the palate, with ultra-fine tannin and building richness that only starts to develop with a healthy decant. It's a gorgeous wine, yet needs to be forgotten for at least 4-5 years. It should drink nicely through 2031.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    The 2011 Bone Rock is the wine where all of the Saxum signatures intersect with the personality of the year to the fullest. A healthy dollop of Roussanne gives the Bone Rock extraordinary aromatic lift and nuance to balance the intense varietal fruit. Layers of dark plums, sage, rose petal, tobacco, new leather and spice blossom in an extraordinary wine of precision, power and depth. Expressive floral notes are woven throughout, adding to the wine's beguiling, complex personality. This is a fabulous showing from Saxum made all the more notable by the challenges of the year. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Cracking good, needs lots ng decant, 6+ hrs
    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

  • 260 bottles owned
  • 86 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 86 collectors)