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2017 Saxum Broken Stones

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

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RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

...another full-bodied effort, yet it has a wonderful sense of elegance and purity as well as complexity...with rocking chalky minerality as well as notes of black raspberries, blood orange, incense, and flowers, it hits the palate with sweet tannins, no hard edges, a stunning texture, and a great finish.

94The Wine Advocate

...scented of dried cranberries and sour cherries, blackberries, redcurrant, mint and bitter chocolate with touches of garrigue, dried thyme and warm earth with a meaty undertone. Slow to unfurl, the medium to full-bodied palate has nuanced spiciness with a firm, gently chewy tannins and surprising freshness to lift the long finish.

94-96Vinous / IWC

... Highly perfumed aromas of ripe dark fruit, spicecake, incense and candied flowers are given vivacity by a building, smoky mineral element. Sappy, palate-staining black and blue fruit, star anise and candied violet flavors... Suave, seamless and penetrating, finishing with outstanding, minerally thrust and even, slow-building tannins that are quickly absorbed by the wine's intense fruit.

93Wine Spectator

Multilayered and compelling, with expressive blueberry, orange peel and smoky meat flavors, accented by crushed stone notes and building tension toward fine-grained tannins.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.