Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard, Paso Robles 2017

$159.99 USD
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  • Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard, Paso Robles 2017
  • Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard, Paso Robles 2017

Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard, Paso Robles 2017

$159.99 USD
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Grape: 50% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 14% Graciano, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Touriga Nacional

"I just adore the 2017 Heart Stone Vineyard. As many of you veterans will know, I like to have fun with this cuvée and often use it as a guinea pig if you will. The 2006 saw zero new oak and all stems. The 2011 was all aged in concrete. Well, the 2017 vintage was all aged in 1 used 3200L foudre. The absence of new oak really lets the fruit shine through, and the large vessel really kept the aromatics on the pure vineyard driven side of things… I’d say camphor, cherries, and a damp pine forest. The purity of fruit flavors that come through in the mouth are remarkably intriguing. Of all the 2017 wines, this is the one I’m drinking right now (besides the Gratias). In spite of all the big bruiser varieties in this blend, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Petite Sirah, Graciano, it is a surprisingly very open, elegant wine. Go figure!" - Justin Smith, Saxum

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