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2012 Saxum Booker Vineyard Syrah

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • 98 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 227145-2012-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$149.00

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2012 Booker Vineyard is a blend of 73% Syrah and 27% Mourvedre that was aged 20-26 months in 60% new French oak. It's a classic expression of the vineyard and offers up lots of smoked meats, cracked pepper, wild herbs and tons of dark fruit. Big, full-bodied, thick and chewy, it has gorgeous purity and sweetness of fruit. It shows surprising finesse and elegance with time in the glass, but make no mistake, it's a big, rich and decadent beauty that will benefit from short-term cellaring and age for 15+ years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Presents a massive core of earth- and dark berry-driven flavors, with dense mineral, graphite, crushed berry and rock, mocha and raspberry accents. Ends with a sturdy wall of tannins. Syrah and Mourvedre. Best from 2016 through 2028. 389 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 96

    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

  • 137 bottles owned
  • 52 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 52 collectors)