Vinous | Rating: 96(made with 30 percent whole clusters) Dark purple. Vibrant and sharply focused on the highly perfumed nose, displaying an array of ripe black and blue fruit and floral aromas enlivened by a vibrant mineral quality that gains strength as the wine opens up. The mineral and floral components dominate the extremely long, incisive finish. The balance between power and finesse here is really somethingAuthor: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 97A dramatic wine that weds power and opulence, maintaining impeccable balance along the way. Brooding dark berry and loamy mineral aromas lead to rich flavors of currant, licorice, dried sage and smoky pepper. Ripe tannins frame the finish. Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Roussanne. Best from 2018 through 2028. 1,400 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The sensationally pure and seamless 2014 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red (42% Grenache, 24% Mourvedre, 21% Syrah, 8% Counoise and 5% Roussanne) was brought up in a mix of barrels and foudre, followed by six months in concrete tanks. The wine offers incredibly rich and layered notes of black raspberries, creme de cassis, crushed flowers, melted licorice and peppery herbs in its full-bodied, impeccably balanced profile. Showing the more upfront, hedonistic style of the vintage, this full-bodied beauty still has ample underlying tannin, beautiful mid-palate depth and a killer finish that keeps you coming back for more.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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
- 354 bottles owned
- 79 collectors