Saxum Proprietary Red James Berry Vineyard Willow Creek District 2015
32% Mourvèdre, 24% Syrah and 11% Counoise, from the very best vineyard of this cult winery in Paso Robles
Wine AdvocateMade from 33% Grenache, 32% Mourvèdre, 24% Syrah and 11% Counoise, the 2015 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red reveals a deep garnet-purple color and expressive nose of black currants, black cherries and mulberries with hints of baking spices, chocolate box, violets and Sichuan pepper. The palate is surprisingly elegant, with great intensity of flavors framed by soft, sensuous tannins and a lively line carrying the fruit and spices to a long, long finish.
Wine SpectatorA dynamic combination of power and refinement, with a penetrating but balanced core of polished tannins and expressive blackberry, stony mineral and dark licorice flavors that finish with verve. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2028. 1,195 cases made.