Saxum 2018 Booker Vineyard Red, Paso Robles



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98 Points Jeb Dunnuck:
"Another powerhouse, the Saxum 2018 Booker Vineyard is based on 74% Syrah and 26% Mourvèdre that sees some stem inclusion and a full 20 to 26 months in 350-liter French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's a youthful, primary 2018 offering incredibly pure black and blue fruits as well as notes of charcoal, graphite, roasted herbs, and charred meat. These carry to a full-bodied Syrah with a beautiful core of sweet fruit, ripe, polished, yet certainly present tannins, and flawless balance. Despite its overall richness and size, it still has a vibrant spine of acidity and freshness and a gorgeous finish. Give bottles plenty of air if drinking any time soon, and my money is on it benefiting from 2-3 years of bottle age and cruising in cold cellars through 2032."

98 Points Robert Parker: "The 2018 Booker Vineyard, a blend of 74% Syrah and 26% Mataro, has gregarious aromas of baked blackberries, coffee, dark earth and licorice with loads of spicy accents. The full-bodied palate bursts with concentrated, nuanced fruits, pure notes of chocolate and floral perfume lingering in the mouth. The sheer concentration of flavor is expertly foiled by its fine, silt-like tannins and seamless freshness, and it finishes with tremendous length and detail. I appreciate how drinkable this is straight from the bottle, though it will have more to show with time in the cellar."

...Needing no introduction for anyone that’s followed the Wine Advocate or the wine scene in Paso Robles for any time in the past decade, Heather and Justin Smith’s Saxum Vineyards continues to fashion sensational, world-class wines from a number of top sites on the west side of Paso Robles."

Type: Other Reds

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