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2011 Saxum Heart Stone (750ml)
Producer: Saxum Vineyards saxumvineyards.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Grenache - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$89.00
Related Ratings:
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 1, 2010 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Heart Stone, a blend of 47% Syrah, 39% Grenache, and 14% Mourvedre, is very elegant but evolved and supple, with beautiful kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, camphor, pepper, and a hint of lavender. More evolved than the 2007 was at a similar stage, but with slightly lower alcohols, its velvety tannins stand out in this rich, plush, opulent, voluptuously textured wine. Drink it over the next 7-10 years. James Berry Vineyard, which I have mentioned many times, remains one of the iconic grand cru sites of California, an extraordinary block of limestone soil spread over a moderately steep hillside. The amazing thing is that there are probably many other sites in the area that are still cow pastures and would probably be just as suitable for the production of high quality grapes. The Smith family (in this case, Justin and his wife Heather) have continued to fine-tune their wines, having moved to proprietary Rhone Ranger blends. All of them are extraordinary in quality. (RP)" (08/2010)" Best 2014-2018
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 6, 2011 , Michael Haley
4.5 stars "Still a little tight right out of the gate, give this beauty an hour or two of decanting to fully enjoy. " Best 2011-2015