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2010 Saxum Booker Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Saxum Vineyards saxumvineyards.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$89.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: August 25, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
94 points "From another of the great vineyards in Westside Paso Robles, the 2010 Booker Vineyard comes across as big, dark and brooding. Black fruit, game, licorice and tar are some of the many notes that take shape in this huge, intense Syrah-based wine. The 2010 was aged in 350-liter barrels, 60-70% new, all of which the wine handles beautifully. Layers of fruit continue to blossom in the imposing, expansive finish. The blend is 81% Syrah and 19% Mourvedre. (94-96)." Best 2013-2020
rated: December 25, 2012 , IWC
94 points "(81% syrah and 19% mourvedre): Inky purple. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes spicy red and dark berry liqueur, Indian spices, vanilla and floral oils. Spicy black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors are complicated by notes of violet pastille and show a plush, seamless texture. Gains weight with air but retains clarity. The spicy note carries through an impressively long, juicy finish, which features ripe, harmonious tannins."
rated: January 25, 2013 , James Laube
94 points "A sizable wine that's rich, intense and harmonious, with a nuanced mix of extracted blackberry, spice, plum, licorice and cigar box flavors. Best to cellar. Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2014 through 2024. 500 cases made. –JL" Best 2014-2024