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    Saxum Heart Stone Vineyard 2008
    Rhone Red Blends - Central Coast, California

    Ratings

    • WS95
    • RP93
    Price: $149.99
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 110606

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Heart Stone Vineyard is a small 7 acre vineyard planted on a gentle South slope of limestone and shale. With 8 different clones of Syrah, 4 of Grenache and 1 Mourvedre, we aim to produce a wine that is both compelling and complex. We typically co-ferment all the varieties together with a high proportion of whole clusters, producing a tannic and spicy wine that has great purity and complexity. We age this wine with very little new oak in mostly larger puncheons for 20-28 months. Like all our wines, they are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Impresses with its finesse, serving up a supple, generous mix of up-front plum, huckleberry and blueberry fruit that's elegant, delicate and polished. Full-bodied, seamless and refined, ending with a long, detailed finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2017. 450 cases made.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Heart Stone, a blend of 47% Syrah, 39% Grenache, and 14% Mourvedre, is very elegant but evolved and supple, with beautiful kirsch and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, camphor, pepper, and a hint of lavender. More evolved than the 2007 was at a similar stage, but with slightly lower alcohols, its velvety tannins stand out in this rich, plush, opulent, voluptuously textured wine.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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