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2010 Saxum Vineyards Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock Paso Robles
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96 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2012

(includes 11% roussanne and made with 50% whole clusters; 15.6% roussanne):  Opaque ruby.  A heady, alluringly perfumed bouquet displays scents of cherry compote, black raspberry, potpourri and incense.  Deep, sweet and pliant, showing remarkably intense, concentrated red and blue fruit preserve flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance.  Shows superb clarity and energy on the gently tannic finish, which leaves sappy red fruit and floral notes behind.

95 Points | Wine Spectator
96-98 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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