Saxum Vineyards G2 Vineyard Mourvèdre-Grenache Blend 2014

$155

Rare new release from cult producer Saxum. 97 Points Robert Parker:  "Tasted just after bottling and a final blend of 58% Mourvedre and 42% Grenache, the 2014 G2 Vineyard comes from a site just to the southeast of James Berry (this was formerly known as Gravity Hills Vineyard) that was planted in the late 1990s. The first release from Justin from this site, this beauty sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as a gorgeous, layered bouquet of cured meats, spice, mulled dark fruits, graphite and loads of this chalky minerality that also emerges on the palate. Rich, full-bodied, ultra-pure and impeccably balanced, this seamless, full-bore beauty will need 2-3 years to really shine, and keep for a decade or more after that. Drink: 2018-2028... ...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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Ratings on Delectable

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Great stuff. Very plush and rich but with a savory core. First bottle from this vineyard and it’s an impressive wine.

Great stuff. Very plush and rich but with a savory core. First bottle from this vineyard and it’s an impressive wine.

Jim McCusker

Wow. Did not expect this one to be nearly this approachable at this point: the wine is fantastic. Seriously elevated character to the mourvedre in this one - maybe moreso than any other mourvedre-driven wine from Justin that I’ve had in a while - this is incredibly balanced with sweet, bright brambleberries on the nose and palate. Perfect acidity (at cellar temp - gets a bit flabby at room temp), with a full mouthfeel and a silky, lingering finish. Just terrific.

Wow. Did not expect this one to be nearly this approachable at this point: the wine is fantastic. Seriously elevated character to the mourvedre in this one - maybe moreso than any other mourvedre-driven wine from Justin that I’ve had in a while - this is incredibly balanced with sweet, bright brambleberries on the nose and palate. Perfect acidity (at cellar temp - gets a bit flabby at room temp), with a full mouthfeel and a silky, lingering finish. Just terrific.

9.7

Pete Talala

Way to kickoff weekend!

Way to kickoff weekend!

9.6

Stanley Barrios Delectable Pro

Nice pull and pour @Stanley Barrios @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

Nice pull and pour @Stanley Barrios @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

9.6

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