Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Syrah 2017 1.5L

Saxum James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Syrah 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 15.9%
The wines are delicious! The 2017s definitely have a riper aromatic than the 2016s, but I rather enjoy that. The tannins are incredibly soft and smooth, making them very open and approachable in their youth. I like to think that the 2016s will ultimately be the better wines, but for the first 5, maybe 8 years of their lives, the 2017s might bring more pleasure, and bringing pleasure is what this is all about!!!
Jeb Dunnuck
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Just about off the charts in every category, my money is on the 2017 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock being the wine of the vintage. Awesome aromas of crème de cassis, crushed violets, white flowers, and spice all flow to full-bodied, powerful, yet seamless and perfectly balanced wine. It's certainly the finest barrel sample of this cuvée I've tasted.

October 31, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The 2017 Bone Rock is a blend of 66% Syrah, 16% Graciano, 9% Mataro, 5% Roussanne, 2% Grenache and 2% Petite Sirah aged in about 60% new oak. Deep ruby-purple, it opens to violets, cassis, vanilla, bay leaves and char aromas. Full-bodied, it floods the mouth with dark, spicy fruits with good juiciness and a youthfully firm but ripe frame, and it finishes long and floral.

Erin Brooks, October 30, 2020