Red

2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 103

  • Chief68 Likes this wine: 88 points

    March 29, 2019 - Needs several more years. A little fizzy and strong alcohol. Needs time to settle down.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • williamswhine Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 15, 2019 - Great nose-- deep, earthy, dark berry. Although we popped and poured, wine was initially effervescent. Bottle improved the more it decanted or was aerated. In fact the second day, some stated it improved dramatically. Smooth, velvety, deep dark fruits, nicely balanced.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Griffeyfan04 wrote:

    January 15, 2019 - A little fizz on the pop and never really got going feel like this needs another few years before it is close to ready

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Tetherton Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 13, 2019 - The other tasting notes capture the flavor profile of the wine. It is drinking fabulously. We decanted the wine for 2 hours and started a dinner party with it (with appetizers), which was a big hit!! We then transitioned to a "heavier" white (2016 Rotie Grenache Blanc) and enjoyed it with seafood paella. We discovered that the red to white transition with these two wines was very well received.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Wayrutjr wrote:

    January 6, 2019 - Very nice but could still use some more aging time. Fruit not quite integrated. A little disjointed for my taste compared to other aged Saxum. A little evervescent. I only decanted for maybe 1 hour. Still enjoyed it though. This is the youngest Saxum I have consumed.

    2 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 3,304 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,149 (26%)

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