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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Saxum Paderewski Vineyard 2010
Saxum Paderewski Vineyard 2010
(search item no. 121480)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our second Paderewski bottling is firing on all cylinders. I backed off on the Syrah and used a lot more Mourvedre, and added a new component, Tempranillo. Yes I know, we are crazy! It's a Zinfandel/Mourvedre/Tempranillo/Syrah/Petite Sirah blend, and it shows its terrior beautifully. What you get from this wine is a taste of the Paderewski Vineyard. It is dark, brooding and muscular, while at the same time jam packed with tons of sweet fruits. There's even a spicy tannic side lurking in there, underneath those fruit flavors. Thanks to the cool, long growing season, it has a wonderful freshness and purity to it combined with great underlying tannins.

Blend: 36% Zinfandel, 26% Mourvedre, 19% Tempranillo, 11% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah

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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.