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2008 Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard
Red Rhone Blend
- Central Coast
- Paso Robles
Community Tasting Notes 68
dase13 wrote: (94 points)
November 22, 2016 - Drank over two nights. Color of dark red.
First night: Scents of black and blue berries, bold. Tastes were consistent with scents, with big, bold taste, but not jammy.
Second night: Generally consistent with prior night. But, tastes were definitely mellowed out and blueberry was more prominent and had a more smooth and less acidic mouth feel. Very good.
CMCLR Likes this wine: (95 points)
September 9, 2016 - So damn good. Velvety.
WINE_I_LOVE Likes this wine: (94 points)
August 29, 2016 - Medium Ruby pale garnet/colorless rim, not so viscous given its 15.3abv. Pronouce aroma of fresh acacia flower, almost perfume like, bright red currant, prune, red cherry, ripe blackberrry then it comes with some underlying game, leather, mineral notes mixing with some vanilla, licorice, peppe and hint of oak.
On palate, similar mostly complex primary and a little secondary and teritary note. Medium+ body and acidity with obvious ripe soft tannins. Very intense while remaining elegant, layered seamless long finish with lingering flavour of fresh ripe grapes/grape skin. A harmonious GSM.
Reno-Rhone Likes this wine: (95 points)
April 17, 2016 - Opened and poured. Great color - not real deep but nice red color. Very fruity with a wonderful balance and nice finish. Great wine.
jshufelt wrote: (94 points)
November 4, 2015 - Moving in the right direction since our last bottle. No spritz, the tannins are settling down, and notes of lavender and iodine are emerging to complement the raspberries and chocolate notes. Smooth on the palate with a long finish. Nice...
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 14 (1%)
- In Cellars 722 (58%)
- Consumed 519 (41%)
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