2005 Saxum Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • IWC 95
  • WE 94
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2005 Saxum Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2014
While I wasn’t able to taste the 2004, the 2005 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock is a knockout. A blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Grenache that was aged in 500-liter French oak puncheons, it boasts a thrilling bouquet of cassis... While I wasn’t able to taste the 2004, the 2005 James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock is a knockout. A blend of 93% Syrah and 7% Grenache that was aged in 500-liter French oak puncheons, it boasts a thrilling bouquet of cassis, lead pencil shavings, licorice and toasted spices. Seamless, pure and layered, with superb concentration and perfect balance, it has sweet tannin and an awesome finish. Give it a short decant if drinking anytime soon. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2007
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Nov/Dec 07($75; 93% syrah and 7% grenache) Glass-staining purple. Exotic boysenberry kirsch and candied violet aromas are positively intoxicating expanding with air and picking... Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Nov/Dec 07($75; 93% syrah and 7% grenache) Glass-staining purple. Exotic boysenberry kirsch and candied violet aromas are positively intoxicating expanding with air and picking up a wild head shop-like character. Deep chewy and sweet offering palate-coating dark berry liqueur flavors and urgent mineral lift. It's remarkable for a wine to possess such weight and sweetness while maintaining focus-even elegance. Finishes with outstanding breadth and cling leaving flowers and boysenberry in its wake. "This is the last one we'll release this year" owner/winemaker Justin Smith told me also noting that he's not afraid to put syrah into a high percentage of new oak depending on the vintage since "it's a variety that can easily handle it." 95 points
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2008
The wine comes from a particular portion of the estate vineyard, and is almost entirely Syrah, with a splash of Grenache. It is a brilliant wine, entirely New World, and impressive even by California and Australia... The wine comes from a particular portion of the estate vineyard, and is almost entirely Syrah, with a splash of Grenache. It is a brilliant wine, entirely New World, and impressive even by California and Australia standards. Massively rich in cherry, chocolate, cassis, licorice, vanilla and cinnamon spice flavors, the ’05 Bone Rock is softly tannic and compulsively drinkable, although the alcohol, 16.1%, is considerable. Best now and for a year or two.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Dark dense rich and concentrated with a tight firm band of blackberry wild berry dark chocolate and smoky oak revealing wonderful depth concentration and complexity. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2012. 350 cases made