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2009 Saxum Red Paderewski Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Saxum Vineyards saxumvineyards.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Syrah - Petite Sirah - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$85.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 8, 2011 , Antonio Galloni (WA)
97 points "The 2009 Paderewski Vineyard is a new bottling from a site Smith developed for Bill and Liz Armstrong, the owners of Epoch. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Sirah and Mourvedre are planted in separate plots but co-fermented. Layers of dark fruit meld into flowers, mint, sweet spices, menthol, eucalyptus and plums, with marvelous density and harmony. This shows superb aromatic complexity and tons of nuance to match its absolutely striking personality. It is a dazzling effort, especially for a young vineyard in just its third leaf. The blend was 39% Zinfandel, 38% Syrah, 13% Petite Sirah and 10% Mourvedre" Best 2014-2021
rated: November 8, 2011 , IWC
93 points "(39% zinfandel, 38% syrah, 13% petite sirah and 10% mourvedre, all co-fermented): Inky purple. Seductively perfumed aromas of dark berry preserves, potpourri, Asian spices, anise and mocha. Broad, sweet and spicy in the mouth, showing outstanding vivacity to its black and blue fruit flavors accented by clove and candied flowers. Finishes spicy and lucid. This is the first release for this bottling."
rated: February 8, 2012 , James Laub (WS)
94 points "Rustic, muscular and dense, with a chewy core of dried berry, roasted herb, hot brick, blackberry and wild berry, with spice and mineral flavors folding in on the finish. Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 400 cases made. –JL" Best -2022