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Date Printed: 10/19/2014
Saxum James Berry Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
Saxum James Berry Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2009
(search item no. 120655)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 10/19/2014: $449.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine is rich and layered. Raspberries and blackberries lead the way followed by Provencial herbs and smooth dense tannins. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Blend: 57% Grenache, 31% Mourvèdre, 12% Syrah

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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.