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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2007
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2007
(search item no. 102079)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $474.99

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
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:

#1 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010

20 months in a mix of new and used puncheons and barriques, all French. What can I say? I really like this wine. It has it all without any one component overwhelming the others. It has great purity of fruit, layers of tannin, and a bright fresh acidity that holds it together. Because of its great balance, I think this wine is going to greatly improve over the next few years and drink well for many years to come. I look forward to following its evolution in bottle.

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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.