Saxum Grenache Blend Paso Robles Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 2005
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.Add winemaker's notes
External Reviews for Saxum Grenache Blend Paso Robles Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard
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
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.
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.