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Saxum Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 2015 1.5L

Saxum Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 2015 1.5L
$449.00
Save $60.00 (13%)
$389.00

SKU 08608

1.5L

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It is a wine that defies categorizing. On the one hand, it is loaded with ripe rich flavors, mouth coating and decadent. On the other hand, it is ethereal and light. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 16.4%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard—which had been assembled in preparation for its bottling in two weeks' time—is superb, revealing complex aromas of cherry, raspberries and spice. On the palate, it's full-bodied, textural and bright, with an expansive core of juicy, succulent fruit framed by fine-grained structuring tannins. This rendition of Rocket Block—from a cooler, northeast-exposed parcel—is one of the most elegant, vibrant wines in the Saxum cellar, exemplifying not only Smith's evolution as a winemaker but also what's possible in Paso Robles. The final blend is 89% Grenache and 11% Mourvèdre, matured in concrete and neutral oak. It should enjoy two decades of longevity.

William Kelley