2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 100
  • WS 98
  • IWC 97

Reviews for 2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2009
Utter perfection and one of the most profound Rhone Ranger wines I have ever tasted is the 2007 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red a blend of 41% Grenache 31% Mourvedre and 28% Syrah (15.8% alcohol). It would be an... Utter perfection and one of the most profound Rhone Ranger wines I have ever tasted is the 2007 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red a blend of 41% Grenache 31% Mourvedre and 28% Syrah (15.8% alcohol). It would be an amazing wine to insert in a tasting of the most profound 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes. As with many prodigious wines the extraordinary freshness purity equilibrium and singularity of this effort is breathtaking. Its dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary incredibly pure all enveloping intense sweet nose of black raspberries kirsch spring flowers spice box and pepper. Full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found it is stunningly concentrated with unreal purity a voluptuous texture and remarkable freshness for a wine of such power depth and concentration. This 2007 will be approachable young although I would not be surprised to see it close down given the relatively elevated proportion of Mourvedre and it should drink well for 12-15 years.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2009
An amazing wine dense rich and layered offering a mix of power and finesse with concentrated dark berry fruit mineral sage herb and cedar notes that are pure intense focused and persistent. Grenache Mourvèdre and Syrah... An amazing wine dense rich and layered offering a mix of power and finesse with concentrated dark berry fruit mineral sage herb and cedar notes that are pure intense focused and persistent. Grenache Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2018. 950 cases made. -JL
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2009
Inky purple color. Spectacular nose combines black and blue fruit preserves cola smoky Indian spices and potpourri with a vibrant mineral underpinning. Juicy vibrant and focused offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry... Inky purple color. Spectacular nose combines black and blue fruit preserves cola smoky Indian spices and potpourri with a vibrant mineral underpinning. Juicy vibrant and focused offering sweet boysenberry and blueberry flavors and suave floral pastille and allspice qualities. Deeply concentrated but lithe with superb finishing clarity and a spicy endless finish. I also retasted the 2006 James Berry Vineyard and it is in a highly expressive juicy phase right now with strong sweet red and dark berry flavors and excellent clarity. I suspect that my score of 94 last year was low by a point. And the 2008 version tasted from barrel looks at least as good as this 2007.