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2008 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard
Red Rhone Blend
- > California
- > Central Coast
- > Paso Robles
Community Tasting Notes 52
J @ y H @ c k wrote: (95 points)
December 24, 2014 - Popped and poured at a restaurant. Not the greatest glasses in the world, should have decanted two hours in advance, talking with friends and family so did not pay as much attention to the wine as perhaps it deserved, blah blah blah . . . but it was OUTSTANDING. Red fruit melange with raspberries, cherries and plums. A bit of spice and a tiny touch of apparent sweetness because there is so much fruit. Well integrated whole. Could have polished off a bottle all by myself it was sooooooo good. Once again, I felt sorry for those who cannot appreciate this wine.
Drank with spiced rack of lamb. Excellent pairing.
Sturff wrote: (95 points)
December 6, 2014 - Very aromatic, dark cherry cola-raspberry, some evergreen, ripe plum nose. Rich ripe cherries, some sweet vanilla, excellent acid and tannins at finish. The alcohol is well hidden, excellent without food (it did not last for the food).
ELH wrote: (93 points)
November 16, 2014 - Interesting blend in fine balance. The Syrah, for me, disappears and yields the spotlight to the Grenache and, after much air, to the Mourvedre. For me, it's a light to medium bodied Saxum.
Baggio Likes this wine: (94 points)
November 1, 2014 - More understated than I expect Saxum wines to be. Beautifully balanced.
tp096255 Likes this wine: (94 points)
May 29, 2014 - 9.4-. Best Heart Stone ever. Very impressed.
Give this a 7.5 value it was so good.
Fantastic CdP style but without a trace of garrigue/herbs. All black berry fruits and plum, tobacco and tar, hint of leather. Very plum driven. Excellent from pop-n-pour to 3 hours later. This is singing right now and could probably last several more years based on the tannic/acidic structure, which brings you in for another sip.
Pro Reviews 1
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 97 points
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Saxum
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Heart Stone Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
- In Cellars 814 (69%)
- Consumed 361 (30%)