Saxum Broken Stones 2008 Front Label
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Saxum Broken Stones 2008

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Winemaker Notes

Our Broken Stones cuvee is always Syrah based, with a large portion of Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. Aged for 18-20 months in mainly new French barriques, it is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also has great purity, focus and complexity. It is the only wine we make that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that we source from. Like all our wines, they are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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RP 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre) has a bluish purple color to the rim, with the classic nose of camphor, charcoal, black currant, and blackberry with hints of licorice and smoke. This intense wine displays great fruit, some structure, and a beautifully seamless texture. It is more evolved and open than the 2007 was at the same time, and just slightly less profound. It should drink nicely for at least a decade.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
An elegant style, rich without being weighty, serving up a mix of spicy dried berry, tobacco leaf, mineral and graphite. This wows you with its finesse and polish, offering subtle flavors that caress the palate. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 600 cases made.
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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.
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