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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 115039)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

I am really happy with this wine. It strikes a great balance between big fruit and delicacy. The Grenache really comes through on the nose with tons of kirsch, the Syrah gives it great texture, and the Mourvedre adds some spice to the finish. Thanks to the great acidity, the purity of the wine shines through, yet like all of Saxums' wines, its got some weight, with a long life ahead of it.
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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.