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2014 Saxum Broken Stones Syrah (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Saxum Vineyards   details
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Syrah - Grenache
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$98.00
Alcohol %: 15
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rated (2010 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 25, 2012 , Antonio Galloni (WS)
92 points "A rush of dark Syrah fruit announces the 2010 Broken Stones. Menthol, tar and sweet spices develop with time in the glass, adding considerable complexity and nuance. This is a seriously rich, intense wine endowed with deep layers of fruit and a huge, muscular finish. Here, too, I sense the wine is a bit tight, but it should be ready to go in another 6 months or so. The blend is 63% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache and 3% Petite Sirah. (92-94)." Best 2013-2020
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : March 5, 2009 , Wine Spectator
96 points
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 1, 2004 , Robert Parker
96 points "The 2002 Syrah Broken Stones (90% Syrah and 10% Grenache) spent 15 months in French oak. It was never racked prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Grown in rocky, limestone soils with a micro-climate influenced by the Templeton Gap, this riveting Syrah reveals incredible aromatics. Scents of kirsch liqueur intermixed with cassis, crushed rocks, and acacia flowers are followed by a wine of compelling intensity, a sumptuous texture, and a long, 60+ second finish. My notes read, “if this doesn’t thrill you ... drink beer!” A truly profound offering, it should drink well over the next decade or more. This is the best recent trilogy I’ve experienced since Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings! An emerging superstar, Justin Smith, who “focuses exclusively on Syrah from the windswept hills of west Paso Robles,” is undoubtedly a talented winemaker. These wines’ richness, texture, and compelling aromatics have more in common with his southern neighbor, Sine Qua Non, than just about anything produced in the Paso Robles area. These wines rock ... and that’s putting it mildly! " Best 2004-2014
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