Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend

9.426 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, Roussanne
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pate, Shellfish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Beef, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Michael Herzog

Good fruit. Time to drink I think but it still needs to open a bit. Some good dark fruit with wintergreen present. Trying another glass tonight to see how it evolves.

Good fruit. Time to drink I think but it still needs to open a bit. Some good dark fruit with wintergreen present. Trying another glass tonight to see how it evolves.

Jul 19th, 2020
Shay A
9.5

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Spicy, light and in full stride! Compared to my ‘13 I opened, this is more accessible (no surprise). Black pepper, plum, spiced black cherry and ripe raspberries on the nose and palate. Some herbal and earthy notes. CdP-esque, actually. Very good and another example of a killer ‘11. Thanks for bringing this
@Bryan Kesting !

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Spicy, light and in full stride! Compared to my ‘13 I opened, this is more accessible (no surprise). Black pepper, plum, spiced black cherry and ripe raspberries on the nose and palate. Some herbal and earthy notes. CdP-esque, actually. Very good and another example of a killer ‘11. Thanks for bringing this
@Bryan Kesting !

May 11th, 2019
Ron R
9.5

Impressive for its bright and breezy nose. Carries through to the palette. Grenache presents rich dark fruits with a nifty tannic structure. Elongated finish. Rhone rangers in Pasa have come a long way

Impressive for its bright and breezy nose. Carries through to the palette. Grenache presents rich dark fruits with a nifty tannic structure. Elongated finish. Rhone rangers in Pasa have come a long way

Apr 30th, 2017
Dutchbastard

Definitely something different very enjoyable goes good with dark chocolate and turkey

Definitely something different very enjoyable goes good with dark chocolate and turkey

Nov 26th, 2021
Steve Anderson

Hadn’t opened a bottle of Saxum in a couple of years, so was looking forward in anticipation...Corked! 😣 Decided to pull a second bottle and expectations were met. Beautiful nose and dark fruits. Lighter mouthfeel than expected, but still 15.5% ABV, which this wine carried well.

Hadn’t opened a bottle of Saxum in a couple of years, so was looking forward in anticipation...Corked! 😣 Decided to pull a second bottle and expectations were met. Beautiful nose and dark fruits. Lighter mouthfeel than expected, but still 15.5% ABV, which this wine carried well.

Mar 6th, 2021
Jim McCusker

Excellent...but not as off-scale as I was hoping. Comes across as a bit overextracted, but I suspect that it needed to be chilled down a bit (or might be transitional). Still fantastic...and my second toast of the night.

Excellent...but not as off-scale as I was hoping. Comes across as a bit overextracted, but I suspect that it needed to be chilled down a bit (or might be transitional). Still fantastic...and my second toast of the night.

Mar 11th, 2020
Iain Newton

Superb.

Superb.

Nov 7th, 2019
Alvaro Bustillos

Pat La Freida (Alex Benny Gomez)

Pat La Freida (Alex Benny Gomez)

Jun 30th, 2019
Jim McCusker

Another great wine from Justin Smith, this is significantly more approachable than when we last had this in January of 2015. Incredible fruit on the nose and palate, the wine is dominated by the grenache but what surprises me is the extent to which the mourvedre in the blend. Really terrific!

Another great wine from Justin Smith, this is significantly more approachable than when we last had this in January of 2015. Incredible fruit on the nose and palate, the wine is dominated by the grenache but what surprises me is the extent to which the mourvedre in the blend. Really terrific!

Feb 11th, 2017
Doug Scott

Roses and licorice, whiff of toasted marshmallows. Soy, dark chocolate, peach and cherry pie. Rich tannins, kind of tease. Tar, tobacco finish. 69% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne.

Roses and licorice, whiff of toasted marshmallows. Soy, dark chocolate, peach and cherry pie. Rich tannins, kind of tease. Tar, tobacco finish. 69% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne.

Jul 13th, 2016