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2014 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SAN LUIS OBISPO
abv 15.9%
  • 97 WA
  • 94 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 120927-2014

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$109.95

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    The upfront and decadently styled 2014 Heart Stone Vineyard is full-bodied and expansive, with killer notes of black raspberries, spice, licorice, dried herbs and chalky minerality. Coming from a seven-acre vineyard planted on a gentle south-facing slope and a final blend of 57% Syrah, 24% Grenache and 19% MourvAdre
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    (raised entirely in French oak puncheons, 60 percent of them new) Brilliant violet. Bright, intensely perfumed aromas of red and blue preserves, Asian spices and potpourri are given vivacity by a smoky mineral nuance. Juicy and pure, displaying deeply concentrated boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors along with hints of candied violet and star anise. Strongly echoes the floral and spicy notes on the strikingly long, penetrating finish, which features velvety tannins and a hint of candied licorice.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Potent and powerfully built, with a distinctive backbone of crushed stone minerality, plus complex flavors of licorice, black olive, dark berry and bittersweet chocolate. The tannins are big but polished. Syrah, Grenache and MourvA?Adre. Best from 2018 through 2028. 450 cases made."
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Self | Rating: 94

    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.

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

  • 108 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)