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    Saxum Booker Vineyard (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
    Rhone Red Blends - Central Coast, California

    Ratings

    • WS95
    • RP94
    Price: $325.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 15.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 119597

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The wine can be described as opulent, full-bodied and luscious, yet it still has great definition, with a nose of cassis, raspberries, and toast, and a finish that just doesn't stop, we shall see how it ages, but given the great balance I think it will be 12-15 years, no problem.

    Blend: 92% Syrah, 8% Grenache

    Critical Acclaim:

    Shows wonderful aromas of rich, chocolaty blackberry and boysenberry, with a touch of huckleberry. Dense, concentrated and sharply focused, this finishes with a long, layered, persistent aftertaste. Syrah and Grenache.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    A blend of 92% Syrah and 8% Grenache, the 2005 Booker Vineyard is the debut vintage of this 400-case cuvee produced from a hillside vineyard situated on the west side of Highway 101. It exhibits plenty of crushed rock, sweet black fruit, and underbrush/forest floor characteristics along with sweet tannin and a structured, muscular personality similar to a northern Rhone. Big and powerful yet precise and well-delineated, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years. The bottled 2005s are all performing well.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This new bottling from Saxum is nearly all Syrah, with a splash of Grenache. In youth, it’s dark and somewhat brooding, rich in tannins. But acidity is low, and the tannins are of the ripely sweet modern kind, so the wine is immediately drinkable. Immense in blackberry, cassis, mocha and dusty Asian spices, it’s gorgeously rich and decadent.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright purple. Powerfully scented nose offers smoky cassis and bitter cherry aromas, along with cured meat, violet and cigarbox; really smells like Cote-Rotie! Sweet and round, displaying intense red and dark berry preserve flavors and a strong mineral undertone, finishing with building tannins. Balances depth and energy as well as earth and fruit. A fascinating wine.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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