2005 Saxum - James Berry Vineyard (Cuvee) 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

Starting off the more southern Rhone-inspired blends, the 2005 James Berry Vineyard is a brilliant effort that's drinking perfectly. Made from 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre and 10% Grenache, it gives up incredible aromas of sweet blackcurrants, blackberry liqueur, spiced meats, licorice and roasted meats that are just now starting to show hints of evolution. Sweetly fruited and with full-bodied richness, this beauty is hard to resist and has fabulous concentration, sweet tannin and a seamless finish. It will have another decade of longevity, yet there is no harm in drinking it now.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 213

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($55; 70% syrah, 20% mourvedre and 10% grenache) Deep ruby. Intense raspberry and blackberry aromas are underscored by suave minerality and fresh violet, with a gentle tobacco quality adding depth. Medium in weight but packed with rich, sweet berry fruit and exotic floral pastille flavors. Seems to gain energy on the finish, which echoes the mineral and floral character. Very impressive and sure to reward at least four or five years of cellaring.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 135

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 97
Author: G
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/18/2014

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: MrPres1776
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 03/23/2013

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 94
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 11/26/2015
Drink Dates:
#2 wine of the night behind the Mascarello. Very good, lots of fruit but still contained. All liked this wine a lot.

Rating: 93
Author: Jon S495
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 08/02/2013

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Rating: 92
Author: jsp2000
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 12/23/2012

0 of 3 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews
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1211 bottles owned by 468 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: Rhone Blend

"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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