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2006 Saxum - Broken Stones Rhone Blend - USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Red

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USA - California - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

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... More »

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Comm: 2011-2020 VF: 2008-2021

Author Hal1
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.472%
Tasted On 07/25/2015
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Author Carlo L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80%
Tasted On 12/24/2011
Drink Dates 2012-2025

black fruit and minerality on the nose. Broad entry on the palate, with fine semi-integrated tannins, full bodied with layers of black fruit, cassis and spice on the palate, very long finish. This is a yound beauty.

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Author MJM
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.208%
Tasted On 07/10/2011

This was a religious experience. Laser precision and incredible minerality...near perfect wine. This remains one of my alltime favorite wines.

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Author cglass80
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.366%
Tasted On 03/14/2011

A bit on the early side.

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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.269%
Tasted On 09/05/2009
Drink Dates 2011-2016

Wait 2-3 years then decant. Infanticide.

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Author BDLaw
Site / Blog WiredJC Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 05/25/2009

Very nice, albeit typical big wine, very approachable with a huge fruity nose and a wonderful (though decidedly food-unfriendly) drinker.

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Author dougwilder
Site / Blog purely domestic wine report Trust Rating 98.558%
Tasted On 03/17/2009

16.3% alcohol; 63% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre Aromas: room-filling rich black and purple stone fruits, carbon, licorice, peppercorn, cinnamon and slightly dried figs Palate: dimensionally distinctive with alcohol surprising masked behind the "wall of fruit". The flavors range from salt to smoke-kissed blackberry and sweet spices; cinnamon, nutmeg, licorice and bright cherry. The texture through the finish shows firm acidity Impression: nothing shy here - gives from the get-go and doesn't let up

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