Saxum James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red 2006

$115.00

SKU C0296

750ml

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The 2006 James Berry has also changed somewhat from the 2005 vintage. We like the Grenache element in it so much, we decided to keep all the Rocket Block Grenache part of the James Berry blend. Sorry Rocket Block fans, but we really want the James Berry to be the best wine we can make using fruit from all of our varied parcels at James Berry Vineyard.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateAn unfined/unfiltered blend of 45% Syrah, 38% Grenache, and 17% Mourvedre, aged 32 months in a combination of wood vessels, the prodigious 2006 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red exhibits beautiful sweet creme de cassis, black raspberry, blackberry, truffle, smoke, and herb notes. This spicy, rich, full-bodied effort should drink beautifully for a decade.

Robert Parker, August 30, 2009
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPushes the pedal on ripeness, touching on jammy, full-blown and concentrated. Blackberry, graphite, plum jam and wild berry fruit is mouthcoating, as are the tannins. With air, gains a measure of finesse. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2014. 900 cases made.

James Laube, March 31, 2009
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastWildly rich and exotic, massive in fruit of a grilled variety, and dry, this Rhône blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre offers tons of raspberries, cherries, herbs and spices. There's some heat in the finish, but that's a minor quibble. Decadent.

September 1, 2009