Saxum 4 HEARTS VINEYARD 2017 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Saxum  4 HEARTS VINEYARD   2017 750ml
SKU: 11710


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Here is the outlier. I mean, it is still a Saxum through and through, but let's look at the factors involved here.... Petite Sirah as the lead, with Tempranillo, (gasp!) Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel as the bandmates, and aged in a bit of American Oak? WTH is going on around here you might ask. I'm not quite sure, but I like the outcome. We tip our hat to old school California wine. This might not be for the faint of heart, but it is not nearly as beastly as the 2016 version. This wine comes across as civilized, if you can imagine that. I guess what I am trying to say is we had a bit of fun with this wine, and I am really enjoying the outcome.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2017 Four Hearts Vineyard is based on 43% Petite Sirah and 19% each of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel, brought up 40% new American oak and the balance in French oak. It has a ripe, sexy, (almost Ridge-like) bouquet of blueberries, vanilla spice, exotic flowers, and candied orange blossom. Juicy, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and elegant on the palate, this juicy, complex, and elegant red brings lots of Paso deliciousness. It's capable of keeping for 10-15 years.

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Dark purple. Intense, smoke-accented dark berry liqueur, exotic spice, incense, violet and licorice aromas show outstanding clarity and pick up hints of espresso and cola with air. Deeply concentrated, mineral-accented black/blue fruit, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavors become livelier and take on black cardamom and mocha nuances on the back half. Broad and youthfully chewy in texture, showing strong tension and finishing with impressive floral- and mineral-dominated persistence and dusty tannins that lend solid closing grip.

November 2020
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 4hearts Vineyard is made up of 43% Petite Sirah, 19% Tempranillo, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Zinfandel. Winemaker Justin Smith says this is the first vintage he decided to use some four-year-old air-dried American oak. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it has a very spicy, layered nose with aromas of nutmeg, warm red and black cherries, floral potpourri, aniseed and a fruitcake note. The palate is full-bodied with a very firm frame and just enough freshness, finishing a touch warm.

October 30, 2020

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