Saxum Broken Stones 2011
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Wine AdvocateThe brilliant 2011 Syrah Broken Stones comes from a cooler block of the James Berry Vineyard and checks in as a blend of 78% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre and 4% Petit Sirah. Relatively forward (especially when compared to the locked up Bone Rock), with fabulous purity and freshness, it exudes notions of creme de cassis, blueberry, pepper, crushed flowers and sweet oak on the nose. Full-bodied, seamless and elegant, yet with building richness and rock star length, it's an elegant version of the cuvee to drink over the coming 15 years or more.
Wine Spectator Trim and tannic, with a narrow mix of dried berry and loamy earth flavors, this wine will benefit from some short-term cellaring. The cool-weather, savory flavors are framed by dry, gripping tannins. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2024. 1,230 cases made.