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2013 Saxum Broken Stones

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 94123-2013-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    A wine that's defined by density and rocky minerality, this is not for the faint of heart. Aromas of bitter chocolate and dark blueberry lead to complex licorice, smoky pepper and graphite flavors. Built for the cellar. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Tempranillo and Roussanne. Best from 2019 through 2028. 1,465 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2019-2028
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Glass-staining purple. Smoky, high-pitched aromas of cherry, raspberry and flowers pick up spice and mocha qualities with aeration. Densely packed red fruit preserve and violet pastille flavors are lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity and a blast of white pepper. This very lively wine finishes with outstanding focus and smooth tannins. Shows the vivacity that was possible in this vintage to very good effect. - Josh Raynolds
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Incorporating more Petite Sirah than normal, and the first time there's been less than 50% Syrah, the 2013 Syrah Broken Stones is made from 48% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 17% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre the rest Tempranillo and Roussanne. Its deep, inky color is followed by a structured, seriously mineral-laced and full-bodied red that offers lots of fruit (cassis, black cherries and raspberries), smoked earth and chocolate aromas and flavors. The tannin is front and center, yet they're beautifully ripe and polished. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy through 2028
    Drink Dates: 2018-2028
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Fruit still very primary. Probably needs time to mellow. Big bones.
    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

  • 360 bottles owned
  • 94 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 94 collectors)