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Saxum 2017 G2 Vineyard Red Blend Paso Robles
Saxum 2017 G2 Vineyard Red Blend Paso Robles
Saxum 2017 G2 Vineyard Red Blend

I feel this G2 Vineyard is the best to date, slightly edging out the classic 2016 version. Compared to the JBV it has a much darker brooding nose, in no small part due to the use of Tannat and Graciano as components. More black fruit, smoke, and a touch of a floral element, maybe rose? The palate just explodes with dark fruits and soft round tannins that go on forever. This wine saw a good amount of new French oak, 87%, but mostly large 500L puncheons, so the oak impact is barely noticeable. This wine rocks. Buy it, drink it.

Jeb Dunnuck - 99 Points
"A Grenache-dominated blend that includes 11% Tannat, 9% Graciano and 3% Syrah, the 2017 G2 Vineyard reminds me of a great vintage of Raymond Usseglio’s Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Imperiale. Flirting with perfection and one of the greatest Rhône blends I’ve tasted from California, it offers a smorgasbord of sweet black and blue fruits, crushed violets, flowery incense, and pepper. With full-bodied richness, no hard edges, perfectly integrated acidity, and silky tannins, drink this magical wine any time over the coming 10-15 years."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points: "Dark and brooding, this wine has muscle to spare, buoyed by zesty blackberry, crushed rock and bitter chocolate flavors that finish with dense tannins. Needs time. Grenache, Mataro, Tannat, Graciano and Syrah."




58% Grenache, 20% Mataro, 11% Tannat, 8% Graciano, 3% Syrah



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California - Paso Robles

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