2004 Saxum "Bone Rock - James Berry Vineyard" Paso Robles Syrah
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep, bright ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, violet, gunflint, tobacco, tar and cola. Lush and sweet... deeper and more concentrated than the 'regular' James Berry bottling but less evolved. Finishes with superb breadth and viscosity, but has the ripe acids-not to mention the rocky minerality-to maintain its shape and balance. Wonderfully deep wine. (ST)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It possesses a saturated ruby/purple color along with tight, restrained aromatics of blackberries, blueberries, and flowers, good acidity, fleshy, full-bodied flavors, and fine elegance, delicacy, and finesse ... rare for a wine of this size and intensity. It will drink well for 10-12 years. (RP)
A gorgeous wine, soft as old kid leather, with impressively ripe blackberry pie, chocolate, anise and coffee flavors. Although it’s high in alcohol, the wine isn’t hot. Defines West Paso Rhône reds. 85% Syrah, plus Grenache and Mourvèdre.