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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2007
(search item no. 119596)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $529.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2007s, are what I feel is the best vintage yet for Saxum. They are more complex, layered, and concentrated than previous years. These wines have a long life ahead of them due to their great acidity and tannin structure, yet they are enjoyable now because they are so well balanced. This wine might be the most structured blend Saxum produces and because of its density, tannin, and acidity, it needs a few years to unfold. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Bone Rock blend comes from the Bone Rock block of James Berry Vineyard. We unearthed fossilized whale bones when we terraced it and then needed to use jack hammers to plant the vines.

Blend: 82% Syrah, 13% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache

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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.