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2006 Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard
- Central Coast
- Paso Robles
Community Tasting Notes 81
walkerjfw wrote: (96 points)
December 31, 2016 - New Years Eve...last wine of the evening, drank after and 07 Hourglass PNV. Decanted for about 3 hours before serving.
Dark purple color, no real separation or signs of age. Nose of dark fruits, blackberry liqueur, violets and spices. Rich and luxurious palate - dark berries, black cherry, spice cake, savory/roasted meats. Texture is supple and elegant, tannins balanced and smooth.
My first experience with the Booker Vineyard designate, this is a bottle purchased several years ago at auction. In a really good spot right now, still expressive and youthful at 10 years old. Should continue to drink well for another 10...This was a knockout, WOTN for most of our group.
BVal wrote: (93 points)
December 3, 2016 - Color: dark, nearly opaque ruby/purple core -> medium-deep ruby rim. Knock-out nose of black cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate, some medicinal iodine and a touch of tar. Intense palate mirroring the dark fruit from the bouquet + some nice earthiness; smooth, plush, lush and looong. Quite the Cadillac ride. I think this is just starting to hit its stride; drink now and for the next 5-10 years I would guess.1 person found this helpful Comment
rogerr Likes this wine: (93 points)
July 17, 2015 - Very nice right now but not as good as 2006 James Berry.
Loren Sonkin wrote: (96 points)
July 12, 2015 - Dinner with friends (an eclectic mix) (Downtown Cleveland, 12 floors up): Pop and pour, this took 30 minutes to open and settle down. At that point, this was rocking. The nose is gorgeous with black raspberries, leather, roasted meats, and black pepper. Slight earthiness. Lovely supple texture. A big wine that is incredibly light on its feet. Smooth and perfectly balanced. Went great with vegetable lasagna or on its own and even with peach pie. For me, this is just getting to peak and will be there for a decade. Love this wine.1 person found this helpful Comment
jshufelt wrote: (92 points)
January 26, 2015 - Pop and pour, half into a decanter, half into another bottle to see what it looks like tomorrow. Compared to previous bottles, the tannins are smoother, albeit still present. The fruit is still there, as is a slight note of tar, and some black pepper. Perhaps this is finally starting to settle down a bit?
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By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2008, IWC Issue #141 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
3/15/2009 (link) 91 points
(Saxum Syrah Booker Vineyard) Dark red violet color with pale meniscus; tight herbal black fruit nose; big, black fruit, plum, blueberry, smoke palate with oak and high alcohol; medium-plus finish 91+ pts.
- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Saxum
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Booker Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Pending Delivery 18 (2%)
- In Cellars 399 (43%)
- Consumed 505 (55%)
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