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2013 Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

  • 99 WA
  • 96 WS
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SKU: 88473-2013

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    An imposing wine, rich and powerfully built, revealing a sense of personality and place. Distinctive aromas of crushed stone and floral blackberry combine with densely structured and complex flavors of black raspberry, bitter chocolate and smoked pepper. Finishes with burly but ripe tannins. Needs time to fully bloom. Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Roussanne. Best from 2019 through 2029. 450 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2019-2029
    Author: Tim Fish
    Issue: Mar 31, 2017
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Flirting with perfection, the 2013 Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock is one of the wines of the vintage. Made from 80% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% each of Grenache and Roussanne, which saw a big chuck of whole clusters, it offers sensational aromas and flavors of black raspberries, violets, pepper and crushed rock that literally come leaping out of the glass. Full-bodied, seamless, elegant, yet concentrated and incredibly pure, with a finish that won't quit, this beauty will stand beside some of the greatest Hermitages out there. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 10-15 years. Unfortunately, due to ridiculously low yields, there won't be a Bone Rock released in 2014 or 2015, so don't miss this beauty!
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 226
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    Opaque purple. Blueberry compote and smoky Indian spices on the alluringly perfumed nose, complicated by notes of incense and licorice pastille. Deep, sappy and expansive, offering sweet, smooth flavors of black and blue fruit liqueur. Gains energy with aeration, finishing with sweet notes of candied dark berries and smooth, slow-building tannins.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: Sep 2015
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  • 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.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 191 bottles owned
    • 61 collectors