Red

2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 118

  • dson Likes this wine: (100 points)

    January 16, 2017 - Opened my last 2007 JB 3-1/2 years ago. At that time it had become more subtle and smooth.....so I was really interested to see how it compared this time. WOW! This was a mind blower! Can you give something a 100+ rating? It was like it woke up, grew up....with a nose that was fragrant made you salivate right off the bat. Smooth tannings but very dominant flavors...tobacco and licorice and lots of deep dark red fruits and leather. The flavors kept evolving in the mouth and changed depending on what you were eating. No hotness and no bite....but certainly "there!"! NOW I can see why this is a 100 point wine..and how do reviewers like Parker know to visualize how a wine will be a decade later? All I can say is: Two more bottles to go.....can't wait to revisit this in 5 and 10 years...and then say goodbye to a most elegant, amazing wine.

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  • MV2007 Likes this wine: (96 points)

    October 31, 2016 - Silky, long and balanced with waves of dark fruit. I've moved away from this style toward the N. Rhone over the past few years but this is a beautiful and undeniably well-made wine. Only hold this longer if your curious how this will age. It's in a really nice place now.

  • dcwino wrote:

    September 8, 2016 - Mostly domestic wine dinner (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner): Intense blueberry kool aid with neutral spirit. Incredibly youthful but monolithic for my palate. Once again you know who you are. My rating is 91 but no need to skewed the average rating for those who love the style.

  • shadow wrote: (100 points)

    July 3, 2016 - Without question, one of the greatest Saxum's ever.
    My last encounter, she was somber, not bad, but quiet.
    Opened a couple hours ago, did the double decant.
    Nose has all the promise one could ask, now the moment of truth.
    First sip, is that oak or Juniper berries, than she lifts her skirt.
    That rush of wet fruit pushes to the surface, than fades like smoke into the night.
    First thought, no better than the 2011 Saxum James Berry Vineyard I sucked down last night.
    Than another sip, like that tarlet with no stockings, something better calls out.
    Sip three, adding points, as it fades away, so much better than last night.
    She has rounded third base and is heading home.
    She just delivered the leather, four sips, four different impressions, must have more.
    Alice just walked in, wow, did you smell this wine.

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  • mtolerico Likes this wine: (96 points)

    July 1, 2016 - Amazing texture, silky smooth, dark/black fruits, squid ink, cocoa and chocolate galore. Others didn't enjoy it as much but this was right up my alley. I don't see this improving any, but it will maintain for another 5 years at least.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #14, 12/18/2012 (link) 100 points

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link) 99 points

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2009, IWC Issue #147 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    The Rhone Rangers of California, Issue #2, 1/11/2009 (link) 99 points

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saxum
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard James Berry Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles
  • UPC Code 088593750069

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,014 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,209 (37%)

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