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2010 Saxum Bone Rock Syrah James Berry Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Saxum Vineyards saxumvineyards.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Grenache - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$89.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 25, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
96 points "I am thrilled to see that the 2010 Bone Rock is just as phenomenal today as it was last year. An exotic blend of 89% Syrah and 11% Roussanne (co-fermented), the Bone Rock boasts stunning aromatic and flavor intensity and remarkable overall balance. The Roussanne tempers the brute power of the Syrah, while allowing the fruit to be totally expressive and beautiful. Ripe, silky tannins frame dark red fruit, exotic spices and white flowers on the striking finish. Saxum lovers will not want to miss this dazzling effort. The use of 40% whole clusters works beautifully here. (96-98)." Best 2013-2020
rated: December 25, 2012 , IWC
96 points "(includes 11% roussanne and made with 50% whole clusters; 15.6% roussanne): Opaque ruby. A heady, alluringly perfumed bouquet displays scents of cherry compote, black raspberry, potpourri and incense. Deep, sweet and pliant, showing remarkably intense, concentrated red and blue fruit preserve flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Shows superb clarity and energy on the gently tannic finish, which leaves sappy red fruit and floral notes behind."
rated: January 25, 2013 , James Laube
95 points "Built to cellar, this is intensely peppery, rich and vibrant, with dark berry, roasted herb and espresso. Gains depth and persistence through to the finish, revealing subtle flavor nuances that touch on tobacco, road tar and licorice. Best from 2014 through 2026. 200 cases made. –JL" Best 2014-2026