Saxum James Berry Vineyard 2008
Notes from the Justin Smith, winemaker - "The Grenache is all from our Rocket Block and as this block of our vineyard ages it is getting more and more complex and intense. More Grenache and less Syrah than previous vintages made for a very bright luscious red fruited wine. Highly aromatic, with framboise, figs, bacon and sage, with a palate that coats but is lifted by its great natural acidity. The finish is long yet there isn’t any heaviness. I think it’s a worthy successor to the 2007. Aged in a combination of larger used puncheons and smaller new Burgundy barrels, never racked except at bottling. Bottled after 19 months, unfined and unfiltered. Give this wine a year or so and drink it over the next 15, possibly more."