Saxum Vineyards

Broken Stones Red Rhone Blend

9.213 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

First time trying Saxum and this was a real treat! Wine was a bright ruby red. Very clean and softened up since we cracked it, definitely had a touch of red fruit. We were really surprised by the moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) on this 2004. Moderate plus body with an initial dark fruit attack that complete covered the front of the palate. Very well integrated and silky smooth. Long lingering finish. Great body and tannins makes this wine seem like a 2009 or 2010. Very enjoyable, wish we had more! Drink till 2020.

First time trying Saxum and this was a real treat! Wine was a bright ruby red. Very clean and softened up since we cracked it, definitely had a touch of red fruit. We were really surprised by the moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) on this 2004. Moderate plus body with an initial dark fruit attack that complete covered the front of the palate. Very well integrated and silky smooth. Long lingering finish. Great body and tannins makes this wine seem like a 2009 or 2010. Very enjoyable, wish we had more! Drink till 2020.

Mar 28th, 2016
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

9.2

Very juicy, bright red fruits are balanced by a sure but unobtrusive acidity. Plush and full, with a lingering finish as the spectrum of strawberries, raspberries, and redcurrants fill the senses. Very nicely made and satisfying. 2004 vintage.

Very juicy, bright red fruits are balanced by a sure but unobtrusive acidity. Plush and full, with a lingering finish as the spectrum of strawberries, raspberries, and redcurrants fill the senses. Very nicely made and satisfying. 2004 vintage.

Jun 28th, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

8.8

Some nice age on this one. Just right now. Kind of an earthy undertone but went very well with the cheese.

Some nice age on this one. Just right now. Kind of an earthy undertone but went very well with the cheese.

Oct 23rd, 2014
Brian London

Owner 4Play Wines

9.3

Fantastic. Beautiful aged nose, blackberries, roasted plum, great structure, vibrant fruit, nice back palate acidity, just gorgeous.

Fantastic. Beautiful aged nose, blackberries, roasted plum, great structure, vibrant fruit, nice back palate acidity, just gorgeous.

Oct 21st, 2013
Ganesh

Honestly disappointing… Maybe the hype was too much

Honestly disappointing… Maybe the hype was too much

Nov 13th, 2022
Patrick Kelly

Couldn't quite put a finger on the nose. Maybe baby food left in the barn. Still, swirl, swirl, swirl, drink. Magnificent.

Couldn't quite put a finger on the nose. Maybe baby food left in the barn. Still, swirl, swirl, swirl, drink. Magnificent.

May 15th, 2016
Ryan Mayeda

thankful

thankful

Nov 28th, 2014
Larry Baldwin

Larry had this 3 years ago

Larry had this 3 years ago

Aug 31st, 2019
Chris Cox

Chris had this 5 years ago

Chris had this 5 years ago

Mar 11th, 2018
Bev Perry

Bev had this 8 years ago

Bev had this 8 years ago

Dec 31st, 2014