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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Saxum Booker Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Saxum Booker Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 119597)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $325.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine can be described as opulent, full-bodied and luscious, yet it still has great definition, with a nose of cassis, raspberries, and toast, and a finish that just doesn't stop, we shall see how it ages, but given the great balance I think it will be 12-15 years, no problem.

Blend: 92% Syrah, 8% Grenache

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About Saxum:

Saxum Vineyards is focused on producing Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre based blends from the Templeton Gap of Paso Robles, California. We let our rocky calcareous soils, steep hillsides, and cooling ocean breezes speak through our wines by keeping our 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.