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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard 2010
Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard 2010
(search item no. 123803)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $159.00

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
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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

There is great flavor and tannin development in the 2010 Heart Stone Vineyard. Saxum was able to bring in some incredibly complex but intense fruit that was a pleasure to work with in the cellar. Speaking of the cellar, in 2010 Saxum purchased a whole slew of concrete fermentors and were extremely happy with how well they turned their fruit into wine. The concrete definitely helped in softening up the prodigious tannins of 2010 and allowed the winery to keep the wines fresher and more focused. It is a lovely combination.
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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.