Saxum James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red 2014 1.5L
Wine AdvocateThe sensationally pure and seamless 2014 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red (42% Grenache, 24% MourvÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¨dre, 21% Syrah, 8% Counoise and 5% Roussanne) was brought up in a mix of barrels and foudre, followed by six months in concrete tanks. The wine offers incredibly rich and layered notes of black raspberries, creme de cassis, crushed flowers, melted licorice and peppery herbs in its full-bodied, impeccably balanced profile. Showing the more upfront, hedonistic style of the vintage, this full-bodied beauty still has ample underlying tannin, beautiful mid-palate depth and a killer finish that keeps you coming back for more.
Wine SpectatorA dramatic wine that weds power and opulence, maintaining impeccable balance along the way. Brooding dark berry and loamy mineral aromas lead to rich flavors of currant, licorice, dried sage and smoky pepper. Ripe tannins frame the finish. Grenache, MourvÃ¨dre, Syrah, Counoise and Roussanne. Best from 2018 through 2028.