Red

2012 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
Drink between 2016 - 2026 (Edit)
CT93.7 144 reviews
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2011
2011
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
1 of 25

Community Tasting Notes 101

  • 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
  • daniel.jay wrote: 94 points

    November 23, 2018 - 1 hr double decant - was just barely adequate. This is bursting with ripe red jammy fruit, touch of meat and spice. Found it more mouth-forward than expected. Great viscosity and balance. Not heat despite high ETOH.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jahull03 wrote:

    November 18, 2018 - Night 1: structure took center stage and I have to be honest, it was a nice wine but.... night 2 this came into focus in the way I’d expected: bigger fruit-driven wine with sweet-spice driven complexity. “Medium brown” flavors I associate with CDP/Grenache. The takeaway here, for my novice palate, is that I want a few more years on these bottles, or a lengthy decant.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 101 More notes

Pro Reviews 3

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Elaine Chukan Brown
    7/11/2015 (link)

    (Saxum, James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Paso Robles and Points South (Jul 2014) (link)

    (Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Paso Robles and Points South (Jul 2014) (link)

    (Saxum James Berry Vineyard Paso Robles) Subscribe to see review text.

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 58 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,318 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,100 (25%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  61 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close