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Saxum Grenache Blend Paso Robles Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 2005

Member Review by tp096255:

Decidedly sweet and not at all CdP in style, this wine ROCKS when you enjoy it alongside a gruyer-bomb fritatta with asparagus and pancetta. It's an unbelievable combination, like Port & Stilton, Sauternes & Bleu.

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Saxum Vineyards:
Saxum Vineyards is a boutique winery overseen by winemakers Heather and Justin Smith in the Temple Gap area of Paso Robles, California. The winery focuses on red wines using the Rhone varietal stalwarts Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Production is kept to the minimal output of under 3000 cases per year, with low yields divided between the Broken Stones, Heart Stone, James Berry, Booker, Rock... Read more
Saxum Vineyards is a boutique winery overseen by winemakers Heather and Justin Smith in the Temple Gap area of Paso Robles, California. The winery focuses on red wines using the Rhone varietal stalwarts Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Production is kept to the minimal output of under 3000 cases per year, with low yields divided between the Broken Stones, Heart Stone, James Berry, Booker, Rocket Block, and Bone Rock vineyards. The soils in the growing areas are mainly calcareous, providing incentive for roots to dig deep for natural moisture, with elevated locations that ensure balanced grape ripeness. The wines are handmade, organic, and sustainable, free of added chemicals or vineyard pesticides.  Read less

Member Reviews for Saxum Grenache Blend Paso Robles Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard

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Snooth User: tp096255
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4.50 5
05/17/2009

Decidedly sweet and not at all CdP in style, this wine ROCKS when you enjoy it alongside a gruyer-bomb fritatta with asparagus and pancetta. It's an unbelievable combination, like Port & Stilton, Sauternes & Bleu.


Snooth User: tp096255
1460741,087
4.50 5
05/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Saxum Grenache Blend Paso Robles Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/23/2010

The 2005 Rocket Block (93% Grenache and 7% Syrah, almost a total contrast to the Bone Rock) from the glass. A wine of fabulous intensity, broad multi-dimensional flavors, and a texture built like a sk... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Saxum Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 1500ml


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Source: Epic Cellars
05/17/2010

The northern Rhone-like 2005 Heart Stone Vineyard is a blend of 44% Syrah, 33% Grenache, and 23% Mourvedre. A meaty nose with roasted Provencal herbs, cassis, blackberry, licorice, and smoke emerges from this Hermitage-styled effort. Structured and firm, it will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age, and should evolve effortlessly for a decade or more. The bottled 2005s are all performing well.


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/15/2010

The 2005 Rocket Block is another exceptional offering that represents Saxum s version of a Paso Robles Chateauneuf du Pape. As its name suggests, it explodes from the glass offering intense black raspberry and blacker fruit scents interwoven with notions of smoke, forest floor, and flowers. Full-bodied and unctuously-textured, with considerable tannin, acidity, and that exquisite minerality that comes from these soils, it is a super-rich, sensationally profound red that should drink beautifully for 12-15+ years. The bottled 2005s are all performing well.




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