Red

2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • 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.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 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.

  • dcwino wrote: (91 points)

    June 30, 2016 - Domestic Red Wine Dinner - 94 & 95 Harlan, 05 Bionic, Selosse Le Bout du Clos and etc. (Eddie V's - Tysons Corner): What happened here! I get a bit of spritz. Incredibly youthful nose, very ripe black fruit, blackberry jam, dark spices, lavender and mineral. Excellent concentration, a bit monolithic palate and medium finish. It feels really simple. I assume not the best showing. For my palate, the Alban shows better. Need to try another bottle.

  • Topper wrote: (92 points)

    April 26, 2016 - Clearly well made, highly concentrated wine with deep color and deep, dark blue fruit. Very bold in the style of Alban but not quite as complex or balanced as a good SQN. This one will take some time and should not, at present, be consumed with food.

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 17, 2016 - Incredible wine. Ammazing up front fruit and a finish that goes on and on. Decanted 4 hours prior to drinking and this wine still needs 5+ years to hit its stride.

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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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The Rhone Report

  • 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 2,034 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,147 (36%)

Food Pairing

Drink by itself and just ponder

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