Paso Robles, Central Coast

Saxum

Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah 2008

Mike R
9.5

Love these guys @Joe Lucca @Shawn R @David L as part of the Wine nerd herd and we get together ever so often

About to post more wines that are from the event

We met last week at Iowa and had a blast

This is not a picture of the wine but we enjoyed the Saxum in a mag with a great dinner at 801 chop house

To the next tine gents - drink well and miss you already
— 12 hours ago

Aaron HamrockJoe LuccaEric LaMasters
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Shawn R

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@Mike R feeling is mutual my friend.
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This doesn’t show up on my feed 🤷🏻‍♂️

Bodega de Edgar

Tempranillo 2016

Smokey and smooth. Yummy Tempranillo Spiced meaty raspberry with red apple skins. Hint of gaminess. Enjoy with fatty charcuterie. So lovely with my smoked lentils and kale salad! — 6 days ago

Dennis, Paul and 3 others liked this

Booker Vineyard

Fracture Paso Robles Syrah 2010

Shay A
9.4

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

Dense! Chocolate covered black cherries all over the place. Rich! Flavor packed. Cherry cordial wrapped in blackberry pie crust. The finish is full of cocoa dusted dates and sweet fruit. Great drinking window. Thanks for opening
@Mark Flesher .
— 13 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherBryan Kesting
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Even though this had good balance and depth (better than the 15 Vertigo 22), I was really expecting a little bit more here. I think this one is just starting to show up. Probably will hold my other bottle for a year or 2!
9.3

Saxum

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend 2008

En Mag from @Mike R so much good stuffing. I prefer these Saxum JBs with ample bottle age and this was exemplary at 11 years. Roasted game meats, white pepper (on the bouquet and on the palate) and kirsch. Full bodied with finesse. I believe this is more than 50% Grenache. Big props. — 6 days ago

Bill, P and 32 others liked this

Booker Vineyard

Vertigo 22 Months Grenache Blend 2015

Shay A
9.4

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

Basically a lighter version of the Fracture that it shared the table with tonight. Red, blue and black fruit. Chocolate. Less dense, but more lifted/higher acidity. There is a distinct graham cracker note showing sweetness on the finish. The nose on this is what makes it great. So much complexity. Another few years and everything will come together. Thanks for opening
@Keith Fisher .
— 13 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark FlesherBryan Kesting
with Dan, Mark and 1 other
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@Shay A : Great notes, and agreed completely. Give this a few years and it will be extra special!

Adelaida

Twenty Three Twenty Estate Vineyards Syrah 2015

2015 opened May 2019. Leather, newly-mown hay, and anise on the nose. Ripe cherries and blueberries on the front. Soft tannins with just hint of earthy calcaire at the end. Absolutely lovely. This may be one of my top ten wines ever. I’ll need to drink a couple more bottles before I make that decision. — 13 days ago

David, Neil and 1 other liked this

Epoch Estate Wines

Tempranillo Reserva 2013

Epoch wine continues to impress. Black fruit dominate the nose. Earth tones and black fruit on the pallet. New world wine at its best. — 6 days ago

Shay, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Wind Gap Wines

Luna Matta Nebbiolo 2006

Greg Ballington
9.0

Medium minus garnet red. A touch dirty on the attack of the nose, dried cherries, strawberries, floral and a little tobacco. Medium tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Dry palate coated in dried blackberries, cherries, a little bit of herbs and some bright acidity in the backend. Medium plus finish. Drink till 2021. — 8 days ago

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AVE Wines

Paso Robles Pinot Noir 2012

Run Raisiny and spiced. Like melted Malaga gelato. This is more on the manipulated end of Pinot but it is enjoyable in the artistic display of development. — 3 days ago

Paul, Bill and 3 others liked this

Ledge Vineyards

MCA Rosé James Berry Vineyard Counoise Cinsault 2017

Terrific Rose...strawberry, melon and floral notes. I highly recommend if you are looking for a Rose with some complexity. Enjoy now or in a year or two. 92+ — 7 days ago

Shay, Billy and 2 others liked this
Shay A

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I had wondered about this. Still haven’t tried any of their wines.
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@Shay A : Even though Mark worked with his buddy Justin Smith at Saxum for several years his wines are much more restrained. All that said the ones I have tasted are very good. The James Berry Syrah is great. I really like this Rosé. I believe they still have some available in their website.