Red

2009 Saxum Broken Stones

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 93

  • yaCellar Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 8, 2019 - Was fortunate to get this aged bottle at auction at a great price. My first Broken Stones. Age has softened the tannins to nice velvet and has likely taken (only) some edge off the rich Paso fruit, mostly from James Berry. I don’t detect much in the way of secondary/tertiary notes. That, and given a strong acid backbone, I venture this is only middle aged.

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  • Cailles wrote: 93 points

    July 13, 2019 - Saxum Tasting (Zurich): Comprehensive vertical tasting of several Saxum vineyards and a total of 24 wines. Most wines on a good to very good level in the 93 to 95 points range, just one on an exceptional (97+ points) level (James Berry Bone Rock 08). The consistency of the wine-making at Saxum is impressive but the tasting proofed to be rather a bit boring with less difference between the vineyards and vintages showing than expected and wished for. Heart Stone stood out a bit (bigger vats used, little new oak) thanks to more terroir expression. James Berry (mostly Grenache) and James Berry Bone Rock (elevated complexity and sexiness) were great. Best vintage (we tried wines from 2003 to 2011) is clearly the 2007 which produced the wines with the most depth.

    TN: This was the weakest Broken Stones wine, although all are in a fairly 93 to 95 point range (with two bad bottle 05/03). It showed a bit heat on the nose along rather thick black fruit on the nose and more sweet red fruit on the palate. Like almost all Broken Stones wines it showed almost no minerality/earthy component, little terroir expression. Medium- complexity, medium length, good balance and a soft and harmonious structural frame. Not decanted, no decant needed.

  • Rockyii Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 28, 2019 - Popped and poured before dinner at Coste de Este in Vero Beach. Deep opaque purple with a magenta rim. I’ve been drinking roses lately and this a wonderful reminder of the type of big flavored red wines that make me a wine lover. Taste of blackberries, blueberries, licorice, cedar and slate. Really nice integrated tannins give it a pleasant dryness. A little sweet dates and raisins on the finish. Full bodied. Really nice.

  • sirpat007 wrote: 93 points

    June 22, 2019 - Grand Saxum Tasting (Gustav in Zurich): Grand Saxum tasting over several vineyeards and vintages. 23 wines in total. What was remarkable is the consistancy in aromatics across vintages and partly also across vineyards. Big and powerful wines but not without elegance. As a vintage 2007 stood out as exceptional across all vineyards. Booker stood out as the most consistent on a high level while James Berry vineyards had the highest range, but was oustanding in some vintages. The top wines for me were 2008 Bone Rock and Booker 2007.

    Tasting note:
    Jammy red fruit, sweet spices and a herbal touch here and there. Firm and tight structure with a full body and med+ finish. Balance improving from 2010/11 but tannins still with grip.

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  • markcic Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 22, 2019 - Well my 91 days of self imposed abstinence has come to an end (it also helped bring about an 18.5 pound weight loss and some awesome results on my annual blood tests). I chose the 2009 Broken Stones as the last bottle I drank before sobriety was the 2011 Broken Stones. It has been a couple of years since I drank a bottle so I slow ox'd for 8 hours. The nose was dark fruit and hints of chocolate. The palate was dark plums, mahogany, some barnyard, a hint of licorice and a touch of spice. The finish as with most Saxums just goes on forever. Its good to be back.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saxum
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Broken Stones
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

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  • Pending Delivery 34 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,621 (56%)
  • Consumed 1,254 (43%)

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