Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Syrah 2015 1.5L
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
Jeb DunnuckLike with the tiny yields of the Rocket Block, there was barely any of 2015 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock to go around and they considered not releasing it. However, after tasting it, they've opted to release 100 cases of 6-pack mags. Like the Rocket Block, it too will see another year in barrel. Made with 20% whole cluster and aged in 100% new barrels, it's a violet, blueberry, blackberry and floral styled beauty, with a full-bodied, concentrated, yet seamless style on the palate. With fine tannin and a great finish, it's another lively, pretty, seamless 2015 that's going to age beautifully.
Wine AdvocateThe soon-to-be-bottled 2015 Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock (which was co-fermented with 3% Roussanne) was also showing beautifully, wafting from the glass with notes of creamy cassis, blackberries, bay leaf, rich soil and dried flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, with immense concentration, ripe balancing acids and a fine-grained, stony chassis of tannin. In 2015, yields were less than one ton per acre, so there are a mere four barrels this year. Like the Rocket Block, it should enjoy two decades of longevity.
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