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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock 2008
Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock 2008
(search item no. 110894)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $199.00

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
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2008 Bone Rock is maybe the most structured version yet, I find myself being sucked into it while tasting, like it's a black hole, brooding is a fitting descriptor. Because of it's density, tannin, and acidity, it really needs a few years to unfold, so be patient please!

Blend: 83% Syrah, 13% Mourvèdre, 4% 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.