Saxum Broken Stones 2012

$104.00

SKU C0292

750ml

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Our Broken Stones cuvee is Syrah based, with a large portion of Petite Sirah and Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. It is aged for 18-20 months in mainly new, French barriques. It is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also reveals great purity, focus and complexity. The Broken Stones is the only wine we make that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that we source from. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 15.6%
  • wa96-98

Wine AdvocateGetting a big "Wow" in the nose, the not-yet-bottled 2012 Syrah Broken Stones (79% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah and the balance Grenache, Mourvedre and Roussanne) has beautiful sweetness in its cassis, raspberry, floral and peppery bouquet. Supple, seamless and downright sexy, it's one of the more approachable 2012s and should dish out plenty of pleasure on release. I love the tannin quality here, and this is beautiful all around.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA tour de force that's dense, powerful and chunky, with a rich, extracted core of dark berry, graphite, crushed rock, tar and cedar notes. Gripping but engaging on the finish. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Roussanne. Best from 2016 through 2028. 1,112 cases made.

James Laube, March 31, 2015