Saxum Broken Stones 2005

Saxum Broken Stones 2005

SKU C0289


We let our rocky calcareous soils, steep hillsides, and cooling ocean breezes speak through our wines by keeping our yields extremely low, picking fruit at the peak of ripeness, and using a minimalist approach in the cellar.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Broken Stones, a blend of 74% Syrah, 24% Grenache, and the rest Mourvedre, is a beauty. Notes of licorice, forest floor, pepper, spice box, and loads of black and red fruits jump from the glass as well as saturate the palate. This full-bodied, opulent wine has crisp acidity, some heady alcohol, and loads of flavor, depth, and richness. It is a savory wine to drink now and over the next 7-10 years.

Robert Parker, August 2007
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastWith enough Syrah to qualify for a varietal label, the wine is certainly high in alcohol and sweet in ripe, jammy fruit. But it works. It's sweet but not cloying, with cassis, cherry liqueur and chocolate flavors, and a sexy, velvety texture. Combines power with softness.

Steve Heimoff, December 1, 2006