2001 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock 750ml

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WA 95   WS 93   Collector 87
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

The spectacular 2001 Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock is a 300- case blend of 92% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, and 3% Grenache aged 21 months in both French and Hungarian oak. Racked once, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it takes its name from fossilized whale bones that were found imbedded in the vineyard's steep, rocky terraces. It boasts great power and richness, but is incredibly well balanced. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by a huge perfume of blackberry liqueur, camphor, licorice, earth, and roasting meat juices. The fabulous complex aromatics are followed by a full-bodied Syrah with great purity, impeccable balance, and world-class richness, complexity, and stature.

Drink Dates: 2004-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 154

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

An impressive display of rich, zesty wild berry, raspberry jam and blackberry flavors, framed by firm acidity and integrated tannins and finishing with a long, concentrated aftertaste that keeps revealing new flavor facets. Ample tannins for short-term cellaring.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 91
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 02/17/2013
Drink Dates:
Actually, quite good. Probably nearing the end of it's drinking window. Drink soon. Had a very nice finish.

Rating: 95
Author: Hal1
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/17/2012

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Rating: 76
Author: BDLaw
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 05/06/2009
Site Blog: WiredJC Sadly, past its prime. Aroma is great but boozy; tremendous, delicious fruit and flavor in attack that unfortunately turns into an alcohol burner halfway thru the mid-palette and burns on the finish. You can still tell this was a great wine- once.

Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

119 bottles owned by 63 collectors.

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About This Producer


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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah


While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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