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Saxum Booker Vineyard 2013

$179.00

SKU 24640

750ml

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You know how bullish I am on these 13s (I think about everyone is, actually), well, I haven't changed my tune since I wrote to you last. I am still really digging them. As always, these wines will need a few years of slumber, but they will reward you greatly. Juicy rich fruit, tons of sweet tannins, and incredible complexity. The depth is really what gets me going on them, ever changing layers that reveal new aspects of the wine with each sip. It definitely makes drinking them a joy.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 15.8%
  • wa98-99

Wine AdvocateFrom an east facing, two-acre block in Eric Jensen's estate Vineyard, the 2013 Booker Vineyard is another terrific red that has full throttle notes of blackberries and assorted dark fruits, ground herbs, gamy meat and crushed rock. Big, full-bodied, concentrated and with a stacked mid-palate and a blockbuster finish, it has the fruit and texture to impress on release, yet the balance and depth to evolve for 15 years or more. Note, this cuvee always incorporates a healthy dose of Mourvedre, which is a variety that Smith continues to think has more and more potential for the region.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015