Saxum Vineyards

Bone Rock James Berry Vineyard Syrah Grenache

9.4209 ratings
9.362 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Grenache
Top Notes For
Greg Stobbe

After couple of hours decanted, this gorgeous bottle of #Saxum Bone Rock's aroma wafted around the counter: Blackberry, cassis, smoke, dark berries, licorice and a sweetness that only powerful #Syrahs offer. So complex. Love what comes out of the James Berry Vineyard. #SaxumVineyards

After couple of hours decanted, this gorgeous bottle of #Saxum Bone Rock's aroma wafted around the counter: Blackberry, cassis, smoke, dark berries, licorice and a sweetness that only powerful #Syrahs offer. So complex. Love what comes out of the James Berry Vineyard. #SaxumVineyards

2 people found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2014
Bill Bender

Cedar and tar on the nose. Black rasberry fruit, white pepper, the end cut of of a herb crusted roast. Dense, chewy and substantial. Almost all the elements are there but there was an ever so slight chalky, sour milk after taste that keeps it from reaching the upper echelon for me.

Cedar and tar on the nose. Black rasberry fruit, white pepper, the end cut of of a herb crusted roast. Dense, chewy and substantial. Almost all the elements are there but there was an ever so slight chalky, sour milk after taste that keeps it from reaching the upper echelon for me.

Jul 8th, 2017
Tobin Trevarthen

Decanting. Still a bit tight. Gritty Syrah. Mourvèdre pops as wine airs. Vanilla came on strong over time. Tannins softened into a lovely experience.

Decanting. Still a bit tight. Gritty Syrah. Mourvèdre pops as wine airs. Vanilla came on strong over time. Tannins softened into a lovely experience.

Dec 26th, 2016
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.5

Jingle, jingle, jingle...

Jingle, jingle, jingle...

Dec 25th, 2015
Daniel Mahdavian

Consulting Somm-Daniel Mahdavian Ventures

9.9

Sublime. Ripe. Lucius. Generous very dark fruit. Berries. Stone. Velvet. Crushed. Opulent. Royal.

Sublime. Ripe. Lucius. Generous very dark fruit. Berries. Stone. Velvet. Crushed. Opulent. Royal.

Nov 14th, 2015
Mark Maruszak

Crazy awesome. Tons of black pepper, smoke, tobacco and bacon fat. Luscious dark fruits. Very fruit forward palate. Waaaaaay too young.

Crazy awesome. Tons of black pepper, smoke, tobacco and bacon fat. Luscious dark fruits. Very fruit forward palate. Waaaaaay too young.

Oct 29th, 2015
Rashmi Primlani

Highly aromatic and juicy. Delightful!

Highly aromatic and juicy. Delightful!

Oct 19th, 2015
Bill Bender

After dinner pop and pour and it needed time to open that I did not provide it. Have some in the decanter for a post Masters re-visit tonight. Last night this was super tight and just too hot for me. My guests loved it and raved. Interim rating.

After dinner pop and pour and it needed time to open that I did not provide it. Have some in the decanter for a post Masters re-visit tonight. Last night this was super tight and just too hot for me. My guests loved it and raved. Interim rating.

Apr 12th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Managed to get the dregs of this bottle. Savory bacon, dark fruits and saddle leather. Meaty, rich, black fruits with mocha and graphite flavors. Firm tannins and lingering finish makes this one of my favorites of the evening.

Managed to get the dregs of this bottle. Savory bacon, dark fruits and saddle leather. Meaty, rich, black fruits with mocha and graphite flavors. Firm tannins and lingering finish makes this one of my favorites of the evening.

Feb 1st, 2015
Nicholas Palumbo

Owner/winemaker/grower Palumbo Winery

9.4

Very good, as expected. Lush, perceived sweet from 16.1 Alc but didn't come off that high. Perfection for pasophiles, excellent for all others.

Very good, as expected. Lush, perceived sweet from 16.1 Alc but didn't come off that high. Perfection for pasophiles, excellent for all others.

Jan 2nd, 2015