Red

2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 109

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 30, 2019 - Our wine pairing with Kentucky Bourbon marinaded chicken skews.

    The blend is; 43% Ganache, 29% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 10% Goundise.

    The nose reveals; ripe; spiced, blackberries, black plums, purple fruit blend, dark currants/cassis, dark poached cherries, anise to black licorice, dark Asian spice, sweet, syrupy tarriness, dark chocolate, steeped fruit tea, crushed, dry rocks, dark, rich soils, blackberry jam, incense, limestone minerals, black & white pepper, candied; dark, red, blue and purple florals.

    The body is medium, rich and gorgeous. The fruits are perfectly ripe. The structure, tension, length and balance are just hitting their stride. Still has 10 years plus of good drinking ahead. The fruits on the palate are bright, juicy and ripe. It’s drinking beautifully and has that gorgeous/sexy sensation. Spiced, blackberries, black plums, purple fruit blend, dark cassis, dark poached cherries, creamy raspberries, mixed berry fruit cola, cherry kirsch, anise to black licorice, dark Asian spice with just a touch of heat, sweet, syrupy tarriness, dark chocolate, coco powder, steeped fruit tea, vanillin notes, crushed, dry rocks, dark, rich soils, blackberry jam, incense, limestone minerals, dry top soil, dry underbrush, softer black & white pepper than the nose, leathery, some fresh tobacco, candied & bright; dark, red, blue and purple florals. The acidity is waterfall perfect. The long, elegant, ripe, juicy, well balanced fruit & earth finish is delightfully persistent for several minutes. Another all-star blend from Justin.

    3 people found this helpful
  • jkwoodward Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 22, 2019 - Still young, strong, but so good.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • cpsmith33 wrote: 92 points

    June 18, 2019 - Needs way more time. Too alcoholic for my tastes now a day.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • sbfireman wrote:

    June 14, 2019 - Jonny G is spot on -

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 13, 2019 - Integrating somewhat, relative to a taste I had four years ago, but still inward and tight. Powerful and textured, with a prominent sweet spice note standing out amongst the intense flavors. There's a quality and balance that allow this concentrated powerhouse to work well. Revisit in 5+ years, or decant patiently.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 51 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,248 (71%)
  • Consumed 1,253 (28%)

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