Red

2005 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Paso Robles
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Community Tasting Notes 157

  • chiefilliniboy Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 26, 2020 - Solid but not remarkable for age and price point.

  • Anonymous wrote: 96 points

    July 4, 2020 - Fully open and integrated. Rich, deliciously bold blackberry flavors with long finish. Great, great wine. Tasted more like a Bone Rock than a GSM

  • barrytaylor Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 24, 2020 - deep, dark, long legs, 2hrs in decanter, very round & ready

  • rexmerlot wrote: 92 points

    May 3, 2020 - Dark purple in color. Notes of cassis, dark chocolate, baking spices and tobacco. Dry, med body, med acidity and grippy tannins. Still lots of life left in this wine.

  • Bordeaux_Jon wrote: 92 points

    September 10, 2019 - Fruit driven, with lots of black fruit - blackberry, black cherry, and something more exotic you don't get in Cabernet that I can't name. Over a few hours there is complexity in the fruit at the aromas vary over time. Certainly there are oak notes too, oak, tar, and some vanilla and chocolate. Perhaps a hint of pepper at times, but not much. This is certainly riper than Northern Rhone wines, but unlike the 2005 Cayuse Cailloux, I had recently it has less of the pepper and bacon notes. It is also less elegant and riper than the Cayuse. My biggest beef is that the alcohol is too noticeable, with a burning finish on the palate. In fact, when sticking my nose it the glass the alcohol actually bothers my nose like a Cognac might. Certainly over the top. I didn't notice that with the 2010 Broken Stones but that vintage was supposedly cooler. This wine shows it's 15.5% too well. It's well made and certainly got years ahead of it.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California in the spotlight!, Issue #6, 11/30/2010 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2007, IWC Issue #135 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Saxum James Berry Vineyard) Dark red violet color; nice berry, licorice and herbal nose; very concentrated and deep black fruit and charcoal palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 16 (1%)
  • In Cellars 704 (39%)
  • Consumed 1,088 (60%)

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