Saxum Vineyards

James Berry Vineyard Grenache Blend

9.514 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Counoise, Roussanne
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pate, Shellfish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Beef, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Marshall Parrish

Like taking a bite out of the berry bowl. Filled with fig jam

Like taking a bite out of the berry bowl. Filled with fig jam

Nov 18th, 2017
Jim McCusker

Stunning. This vintage is one of Justin’s more complex blends - 42% grenache, 24% mourvedre, 21% syrah, 8% cunoise, and 5% roussanne - but it is so well integrated. Brilliant aromatics that combine white flowers, violet, and dark berries all at once, the palate is seamless, transitioning from bright on the front end to a deep, evolving wine through the finish. This has many years of development ahead of it, and while it’s still young right now, it is amazing once you let it open up in the glass. Awesome.

Stunning. This vintage is one of Justin’s more complex blends - 42% grenache, 24% mourvedre, 21% syrah, 8% cunoise, and 5% roussanne - but it is so well integrated. Brilliant aromatics that combine white flowers, violet, and dark berries all at once, the palate is seamless, transitioning from bright on the front end to a deep, evolving wine through the finish. This has many years of development ahead of it, and while it’s still young right now, it is amazing once you let it open up in the glass. Awesome.

Oct 7th, 2019
Tom Dare

2014 opened up after 30 minutes and just destroyed all Paso benchmarks. I highly recommend being a heathen and drinking this ASAP to get the full rush of dark fruits, Kirsch, and lovely blueberry fruit on the front palate. Nothing better out of Paso.

2014 opened up after 30 minutes and just destroyed all Paso benchmarks. I highly recommend being a heathen and drinking this ASAP to get the full rush of dark fruits, Kirsch, and lovely blueberry fruit on the front palate. Nothing better out of Paso.

Aug 18th, 2019
Eric I
9.8

44th birthday with the most beautiful lady

44th birthday with the most beautiful lady

Nov 17th, 2018
H Sweetwood

Young, ripe, teeth staining, tanic, long finish, dark fruits..

Young, ripe, teeth staining, tanic, long finish, dark fruits..

Apr 30th, 2018
Ron Siegel

Touch of VA

Touch of VA

Aug 6th, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

At Ritz Carlton Elways restaurant in Denver. Should pair excellent with the Colorado rack of lamb. Primarily black fruit with a touch of anise. Nice wine.

At Ritz Carlton Elways restaurant in Denver. Should pair excellent with the Colorado rack of lamb. Primarily black fruit with a touch of anise. Nice wine.

Jun 25th, 2017
Elizabeth

Dark juicy plums and cherries. Silky smooth with elegant tannins.

Dark juicy plums and cherries. Silky smooth with elegant tannins.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Hamilton Schwartz

One of the best wines I've tasted!

One of the best wines I've tasted!

Nov 12th, 2016
Michael Herzog

Michael had this 2 years ago

Michael had this 2 years ago

Jan 10th, 2018