Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2016

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Saxum G2 Vineyard Red 2016


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It is a truly exotic wine. Not far beneath the core of plum and blood orange there are scents of what I would imagine a Moroccan market would smell like, incense and spice and perhaps a touch of something illegal (at least in most of the US!). I think this wine will reward some patience in the cellar, more so than the other Grenache blends we made in 2016. Give her 3 years to really strut her stuff.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Saxum
Alcohol/vol 15.7%
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Wine AdvocateI tasted a representative blend of the 2016 G2 Vineyard, a wine that's still youthfully primary, revealing spicy aromas of cherries, plums and wild berries. On the palate, it's full-bodied, bright and taut, with fine-grained but distinctly savory tannins that are already nicely integrated into its generous core of fruit. The blend contains 42% Grenache, 35% Mataro, fully 20% Tannat and 3% Zinfandel, and Smith observes that he was very careful in fermenting the Tannat to avoid extracting excessive structure.

William Kelley, May 2018
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Wine SpectatorIntense and muscular, with a potent brew of blackberry, crushed rock, bitter chocolate and licorice flavors that builds toward broad-shouldered tannins. Hands off for now. Grenache, Mataro, Tannat and Zinfandel. Best from 2021 through 2027. 700 cases made.

Tim Fish, April 30, 2019