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Saxum Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles 2016

Rhone Blends - Red from Paso Robles, Central Coast, California
V 98
16.1% ABV
Item # 336454

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98 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$296 list] Saturated violet color. Highly expressive black and blue fruit liqueur, cherry-cola, exotic spice and potpourri scents show excellent clarity and pick up vanilla and licorice accents with air. Deeply concentrated, mineral-driven blueberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors are complemented by a hint of candied flowers that builds on the back half. Broad and velvety in texture, finishing with emphatic, floral- and spice-dominated persistence and polished tannins that lend subtle grip. Drink: 2026-2036. (Feb 2020)"

Producer notes: "72% Syrah, 10% Mataro, 9% Graciano, 6% Grenache, 3% Roussanne. The nose is cedar and earth with blackberry and violets in the background and plenty of black pepper (that pepper is coming from the 27% stem inclusion). The mouth is round and polished with no hard edges and excellent fruit purity (thanks to the 34% concrete amphora I suspect). It is round and full, with a dense, tannic spine that needs some time to relax and strut its stuff. The finish is where the extended aging really shines through. It’s very concentrated, yet flows on and on, without feeling heavy or burdensome. That’s what makes Saxum Saxum. Weight and texture without heaviness. With a focus of purity. 312 cases produced. Alcohol 16.1%."
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98 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "[$296 list] Saturated violet color. Highly expressive black and blue fruit liqueur, cherry-cola, exotic spice and potpourri scents show excellent clarity and pick up vanilla and licorice accents with air. Deeply concentrated, mineral-driven blueberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors are complemented by a hint of candied flowers that builds on the back half. Broad and velvety in texture, finishing with emphatic, floral- and spice-dominated persistence and polished tannins that lend subtle grip. Drink: 2026-2036. (Feb 2020)"

Producer notes: "72% Syrah, 10% Mataro, 9% Graciano, 6% Grenache, 3% Roussanne. The nose is cedar and earth with blackberry and violets in the background and plenty of black pepper (that pepper is coming from the 27% stem inclusion). The mouth is round and polished with no hard edges and excellent fruit purity (thanks to the 34% concrete amphora I suspect). It is round and full, with a dense, tannic spine that needs some time to relax and strut its stuff. The finish is where the extended aging really shines through. It’s very concentrated, yet flows on and on, without feeling heavy or burdensome. That’s what makes Saxum Saxum. Weight and texture without heaviness. With a focus of purity. 312 cases produced. Alcohol 16.1%."
Product SKU 336454
Producer Saxum
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 72% Syrah, 10% Mataro, 9% Graciano, 6% Grenache, 3% Roussanne
ABV 16.1%
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