2015 Saxum "Heart Stone" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1355320 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Composed of 38% Syrah, 38% Grenache and 24% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Heart Stone Vineyard has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and beautiful scents of roses and kirsch plus nuances of salami, spice cake, tar, new leather and earth. Full-bodied, concentrated and full-on seductive, it has lovely rich fruit and spice layers, framed by rounded tannins and finishing with a lovely herbal lift. (LPB) 96+  (9/2017)

96 points Vinous

 Brilliant purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of black and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and licorice, along with woodsmoke, vanilla and pipe tobacco overtones. Silky, seamless and expansive on the palate, offering energetic black raspberry, boysenberry and fruitcake flavors that put on weight with aeration while retaining urgency. Rich yet lively and incisive, finishing bright and sweet, with supple tannins, lingering sweetness and superb persistence. This wine's interplay of power and elegance is quite something. (JR)  (11/2017)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Another perfumed, ethereally textured 2015, the 2015 Heartstone Vineyard checks in as 38% Syrah, 38% Grenache and 24% Mourvèdre. It offers lots of cranberry, kirsch, dried herbs and even a hint of dried flowers to go with a full-bodied, lightly textured, elegant style on the palate. I suspect it will gain a touch of weight over the coming 2-3 years and drink nicely through 2027.  (8/2017)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A spirited blend, with distinctive dark berry, crushed rock and smoked pepper aromas that open to concentrated yet polished plum, black olive and licorice flavors that finish with big but refined tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2019 through 2027. (TF)  (4/2018)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.