Saxum Vineyards Broken Stones Paso Robles Syrah Blend 2010

$159

Extremely limited Syrah blend from Paso Robles cult producer Saxum.96 Points Robert Parker:  "Even more perfumed and up-front aromatically, the 2010 Broken Stones is a brilliant effort. A multi-vineyard blend of 63% Syrah, 19% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, and 3% Petite Sirah that was aged mostly in new French oak, it offers up a gorgeously pure array of black raspberry, charcoal, licorice, lavender, and assorted floral qualities on the nose. This flows to a full-bodied, deft, and elegant palate that has no hard edges, a weightless feel, and masses of fine, yet firm tannin on the finish. Give bottles another year or three, and then drink over the following 12-15 years.... ...A benchmark estate for California, Saxum, under the helm of superstar winemaker Justin Smith, continues to produce some of the most compelling, profound wines on the planet. While Smith’s wines are always full-flavored and intense, there has been a stylistic change over recent vintages, with the wines showing more obvious tannin and structure, as well as additional minerality and savory qualities. These 2010s exemplify this change and are all serious, structured efforts that will need bottle age to blossom.

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Ratings on Delectable

Daniel Taub

Well integrated. Not overwhelming alcohol definite blueberry notes. Perfect for 430 afternoon work break

Well integrated. Not overwhelming alcohol definite blueberry notes. Perfect for 430 afternoon work break

Stanley Barrios Delectable Pro

Nice! How was it?

Nice! How was it?

9.6

Howard Greenfield

Great wine!!

Great wine!!

9.3

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