Red Wines    Rhone Red Blends    Central Coast    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2010
Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2010
(search item no. 120719)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $175.00

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
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
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 2010 James Berry Vineyard is my personal favorite since the 2007 vintage. It has great concentration and intensity, with tons of red and black fruits jumping from the glass. Because of the cool year and our refined winery techniques, it contains great focus, purity of fruit, and freshness. I think that's my favorite part. The freshness we captured. In no small part this vibrancy comes from the fact that most of the Grenache was aged in concrete tank, along with the large puncheons. The Mourvedre and Syrah saw time in tight grained French oak, adding some nice layers and richness to the wine.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Saxum:

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.