Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Syrah 2004
Wine EnthusiastA gorgeous wine, soft as old kid leather, with impressively ripe blackberry pie, chocolate, anise and coffee flavors. Although it's high in alcohol, the wine isn't hot. Defines West Paso Rhône reds. 85% Syrah, plus Grenache and Mourvèdre.
Wine AdvocateMade from a blend of 85% Syrah, 12% Grenache, and 3% Mourvedre, there are 500 cases of the 2004 Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard. It possesses a saturated ruby/purple color along with tight, restrained aromatics of blackberries, blueberries, and flowers, good acidity, fleshy, full-bodied flavors, and fine elegance, delicacy, and finesse ... rare for a wine of this size and intensity. It will drink well for 10-12 years.