Red

2011 Saxum Broken Stones

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 147

  • tomlee wrote: 97 points

    September 19, 2021 - Purple in color. 15.6% ABV. 78% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre and 4% Petite Sirah. Sublime nose of black and blue fruits, smoke and violets. Full bodied with exquisite acidity. Rich and silky with exceptional balance. Concentration and power in spades. Blackberry, blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis and cocoa on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Breathtaking wine from an overlooked vintage. Saxum hit the ball out of the park with the 2011 vintage. Best over the next 2-4 years.

  • VlgJeff Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 12, 2021 - The Columbia Group - Back Together Again (Our Place): The last of four Rhone Blends tasted blind with a dinner of Lamb Tagine. Notes were taken and the four wines were revealed after dinner. Group rank #1.

    Decanted this bottle for 2 1/2 hours (with a good amount of sediment), but it could have used more time. The color was a deep purple to a slightly faded rim. As this full-bodied wine opened, it revealed a primarily Syrah (78% of blend) nose of dark red, blue and black fruits with a touch of herbs. The kind of wine you just want to sniff all day. The palate mirrored the nose, with lots of dark red, blue and black fruits, along with some spice, and touches of pepper, earth and minerality. The acidity was lively enough to make the wine balanced, and the alcohol (only 15.6% abv) was well robed by the fruit. At almost ten tears old this wine is still a big boy, but it begs to be let loose. It may not get any better, but it should hold for at least the next several years. Drink it when you have the time to appreciate its gifts -- and give it a sufficient decant.
    Our experience with Saxum wines has been a great learning experience centered around a growing appreciation for patience -- patience in cellaring the wines, and patience in decanting the wines. Our enjoyment, and our scores, have increased as a result.

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  • norsktorsk wrote: 91 points

    April 10, 2021 - this bottle had an unusual nose on opening

  • hanasowner wrote: 88 points

    March 28, 2021 - Opened an hour ahead...muted nose gave way to dark chocolate and dark fruit, though the finish was off...better the next night.

  • jvphoto Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 13, 2021 - Chocolate milkshake, mushroom, blueberry, sour cherry. Nice bright acidity with just a touch of grit on the tannins.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Saxum
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Broken Stones
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Paso Robles

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 10 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,103 (52%)
  • Consumed 1,896 (47%)

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