Saxum Vineyards James Berry 2011, Paso Robles California 

My Rating 93 Points.   

Price $250.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Strong nose of blueberries, cherries, cedar, vanilla, licorice, sweet plums, alcohol, vinaigrette, vegetables, earth, chocolates, mocha, coffee, Mediterranean spices and peppercorn.

Full-bodied and bold, with medium plus acidity and long long legs.

Dry on the palate and very fruity, with black cherries, raisins, dried figs, wood, spicy vanilla, licorice, cloves, leather, earth, coffee, tobacco leaf, vinegar, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a wonderful Grenache blend from Paso Robles. Still very young but already enjoyable now.

A little off balanced, but time will change that. Very complex and enjoyable by itself or with food.
Great mouth feel with a tangy finish.

Needs three hours to open up in a decanter. Drank for a Magnum.

Robert Parker 96 points.

A blend of 69% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 2% Counoise and 1% Roussanne.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

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