Saxum Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles 44 Month Barrel Age James Berry Vineyard 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Broken Stones cuvee is always Syrah based, with a large portion of Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. Aged for 18-20 months in mainly new French barriques, it is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also has great purity, focus and complexity. It is the only wine we make that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that we source from. Like all our wines, they are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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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

Editorial Reviews for Saxum Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles 44 Month Barrel Age James Berry Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,969
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/11/2009

Woody, jammy and intense with a touch of obvious alcohol on the nose. Big and round with a soft entry, fairly intense acids here are not entirely integrated, lots of extract, lots of extracted tannins on th finish which continues to show some heat. Big and powerful with intense flavors of rosemary tinged, slightly baked plum and blackberry fruits but the structural disarray keeps this from fully appealing. Perhaps some time will help. I am not convinced.


Member Reviews for Saxum Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles 44 Month Barrel Age James Berry Vineyard

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Snooth User: tashiam
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/14/2011

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: JonDerry
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/28/2011

2-3 hour decant. Not a very expressive nose as it probably wasn't fully opened up yet, but there's good, pure dark fruit on the palate with plenty of spice and the alcohol & acidity are all in nice balance. Medium to full bodied. Subtle but persisting finish, medium tannins. Nice showing. 94 points.


Snooth User: gdp
8570058
2.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/07/2008

Woody, jammy and intense with a touch of obvious alcohol on the nose. Big and round with a soft entry, fairly intense acids here are not entirely integrated, lots of extract, lots of extracted tannins on th finish which continues to show some heat. Big and powerful with intense flavors of rosemary tinged, slightly baked plum and blackberry fruits but the structural disarray keeps this from fully appealing. Perhaps some time will help. I am not convinced. 86pts


Snooth User: tp096255
1460741,087
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2009

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: rshepps
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 12/01/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Saxum Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles 44 Month Barrel Age James Berry Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

Saxum Broken Stones 2007


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/30/2010

Deliciously rich and layered, full-bodied and well-structured, with a complex core of blackberry, huckleberry, anise and mineral flavors that take on a tar and graphite edge on the finish, where the tannins give this traction. Syrah and Grenache. Dri... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Saxum Booker Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/31/2010

Saxum Heart Stone 2007


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/17/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Saxum Broken Stones 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 07/10/2010

A full-blown tour de force, pure, ripe, rich and focused, delivering blackberry, huckleberry, boysenberry and spicy mineral notes that are dense without being heavy. Layered and intricate, this is smooth, detailed and long on the finish. Syrah, Grena... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2007 Saxum Broken Stones 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/29/2010

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2007 Saxum Syrah Broken Stones 750ml


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Our Broken Stones cuvee is always Syrah based, with a large portion of Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. Aged for 18-20 months in mainly new French barriques, it is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also has great purity, focus and complexity. It is the only wine we make that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that we source from. Like all our wines, they are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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