Saxum 2014 Broken Stones (95-97pts)
Needing no introduction for anyone that's followed the Wine Advocate or the wine scene in Paso Robles for any time in the past decade, Heather and Justin Smith's Saxum Vineyards continues to fashion sensational, world-class wines from a number of top sites on the west side of Paso Robles.
95-97+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate: Up there with the great vintages of this cuvée, the 2014 Syrah Broken Stones offers incredible purity and elegance paired with blockbuster richness and depth. Giving up lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, crushed rock, a hint of chocolate and toasted spice, this beauty is full-bodied, unctuous and layered. I never find this cuvée to have quite as many layers as the other Syrahs, but this is beautiful. This is the only cuvée from Justin that comes from multiple vineyards.
From the winemaker: Our Broken Stones cuvee is Syrah based, with a large portion of Petite Sirah and Grenache and a splash of Mourvedre. It is aged for 18-20 months in mainly new, French barriques. It is full-bodied, rich, and intense, but also reveals great purity, focus and complexity. The Broken Stones is the only wine we make that is a multi-vineyard blend, utilizing all the vineyards that we source from. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
41% Syrah, 19% Grenache, 16% Petite Sirah, 13% Mourvèdre, 8% Tempranillo, 3% Roussanne