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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2006
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2006
(search item no. 100762)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $159.00

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
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 97 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 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
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 James Berry has changed somewhat from the 2005 vintage. We like the Grenache element in it so much, we decided to keep all the Rocket Block Grenache part in the James Berry blend. Sorry Rocket Block fans, but we really want the James Berry to be the best wine we can make using fruit from all of our varied parcels at James Berry Vineyard.

Blend: 45% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre

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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.