Saxum 2014 Paderewski Vineyard (95-97 pts)
Saxum 2014 Paderewski Vineyard
95 - 97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate: The 2014 Paderewski Vineyard comes from a warm site located high up off of Peachy Canyon Road (I wasn't able to get the exact blend but it's normally a mix of Mourvèdre, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Syrah, with a splash of Tempranillo). It offers sexy, full-bodied, broad, rounded and powerful notes of candy corn, black raspberry, chocolate and chalky minerality. The 2014s in general show concentrated, rich profiles as well as broad, supple tannins, and this has both in spades.
From the winemaker: The Paderewski Vineyard is a beautiful property owned by Bill and Liz Armstrong, the owners of Epoch Estate. It was the site of the legendary vineyard of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. If you are unfamiliar with the life and music of Ignacy, please look into it, he was a fascinating character and brilliant musician. Long story short, we have replanted the original site. We felt a wine coming from the Paderewski Vineyard had to include the original varieties that made it famous, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, but in a blend that also showcased our beloved Rhone Varietals too.
30% Mourvèdre, 22% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 13% Tempranillo, 12% Grenache, 10% Petite Sirah,