Fine Wine

November 27, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 527
SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2013 (1) WA 97
SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2014 (1) WA 98
SAXUM VINEYARD BROKEN STONES 2013 (1) WA 96
  • SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2013 (1) WA 97
SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2014 (1) WA 98
SAXUM VINEYARD BROKEN STONES 2013 (1) WA 96

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SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2013 (1)

Paso Robles.

The 2013 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red is made from 45% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 8% Counoise (which Justin commented was a blend that was put together relatively late). It saw a big chunk of whole cluster (the Grenache was mostly destemmed though) and was brought up all in puncheons and foudre (the normal concrete component went to the Rocket Block). It offers up gorgeous notes of black raspberries, cherries, cassis, ground herbs and flowers. This beauty hits the palate with incredible purity, fine tannin and an overriding sense of elegance and finesse, backed up by full-bodied richness and depth. It needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years and it will drink beautifully through 2028. August 2018 Drink: 2018-2028 WA 97

SAXUM JAMES BERRY VINEYARD 2014 (1)

Paso Robles.

The sensationally pure and seamless 2014 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red (42% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre, 21% Syrah, 8% Counoise and 5% Roussanne) was brought up in a mix of barrels and foudre, followed by six months in concrete tanks. The wine offers incredibly rich and layered notes of black raspberries, creme de cassis, crushed flowers, melted licorice and peppery herbs in its full-bodied, impeccably balanced profile. Showing the more upfront, hedonistic style of the vintage, this full-bodied beauty still has ample underlying tannin, beautiful mid-palate depth and a killer finish that keeps you coming back for more. September 2016 Drink: 2017-2027 WA 98

SAXUM VINEYARD BROKEN STONES 2013 (1)

Paso Robles.
scraped label

Incorporating more Petite Sirah than normal, and the first time there's been less than 50% Syrah, the 2013 Syrah Broken Stones is made from 48% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 17% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre the rest Tempranillo and Roussanne. Its deep, inky color is followed by a structured, seriously mineral-laced and full-bodied red that offers lots of fruit (cassis, black cherries and raspberries), smoked earth and chocolate aromas and flavors. The tannin is front and center, yet they're beautifully ripe and polished. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy through 2028 August 2016 WA 96

3 bts.    per lot $400 - $600

Realised: $864
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?