Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2017 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2017 750ml
SKU: 09226

Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2017

  • jd99
  • v96
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  • ws92

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This G2 Vineyard is the best to date, slightly edging out the classic 2016 version. Compared to the JBV, it has a much darker brooding nose, in no small part due to the use of Tannat and Graciano as components. More black fruit, smoke, and a touch of a floral element, maybe rose? The palate just explodes with dark fruits and soft round tannins that go on forever. This wine saw a good amount of new French oak (87%), mostly large 500-liter puncheons, so the oak impact is barely noticeable.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd99

A Grenache-dominated blend that includes 11% Tannat, 9% Graciano and 3% Syrah, the 2017 G2 Vineyard reminds me of a great vintage of Raymond Usseglio's Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Imperiale. Flirting with perfection and one of the greatest Rhône blends I've tasted from California, it offers a smorgasbord of sweet black and blue fruits, crushed violets, flowery incense, and pepper. With full-bodied richness, no hard edges, perfectly integrated acidity, and silky tannins, drink this magical wine any time over the coming 10-15 years.

October 31, 2019
  • v96

Brilliant ruby color. Ripe black raspberry, blueberry and cherry scents are complemented by suggestions of candied lavender and incense. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering concentrated red and blue fruit, cola and spicecake flavors that steadily become sweeter with air. Clings with superb tenacity on the gently chewy finish, which features harmonious tannins and resonating red fruit liqueur and floral notes.

February 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 G2 Vineyard is made up of 58% Grenache, 20% Mataro, 11% Tannat, 8% Graciano and 3% Syrah. It was made with 14% whole cluster and aged 21 months in 87% new oak. Medium to deep ruby, it has lovely scents of tar and roses to begin, with a core of ripe red and black cherries and berries and accents of turned earth, forest floor, underbrush, dried herbs and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is intense, layered and earthy, with a firm, grainy frame and well-woven freshness, finishing long and layered. 944 cases were made.

February 6, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

Dark and brooding, this wine has muscle to spare, buoyed by zesty blackberry, crushed rock and bitter chocolate flavors that finish with dense tannins. Needs time. Grenache, Mataro, Tannat, Graciano and Syrah. Best from 2021 through 2030. 920 cases made.

March 31, 2019