Saxum Vineyards 4 Hearts Vineyard Red Rhone Blend 2017

$159.99

Rare new release from cult producer Saxum. 93 Points Robert Parker:  "This is the first vintage of the 4hearts vineyard from Saxum. "We threw in some American oak on this one," says owner-winemaker Justin Smith. The 2016 4hearts Vineyard is made up of 66% Petite Sirah and 34% Tempranillo aged 33 months in 75% new oak. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it opens with tar and roses over notes of turned earth, toasted coconut, leather, Jamón Ibérico, scorched earth and loads of ripe black and red cherry and berry fruit at the core. Medium to full-bodied, slick and intense, it has a firm, chalky frame and good freshness, finishing long with rustic flavors. This could still use plenty of time in bottle. 267 cases were made. ...Needing no introduction for anyone that’s followed the Wine Advocate or the wine scene in Paso Robles for any time in the past decade, Heather and Justin Smith’s Saxum Vineyards continues to fashion sensational, world-class wines from a number of top sites on the west side of Paso Robles.

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