Saxum Broken Stones 2017
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
The 2017 Broken Stones is another full-bodied effort, yet it has a wonderful sense of elegance and purity as well as complexity. Deep purple-hued with rocking chalky minerality as well as notes of black raspberries, blood orange, incense, and flowers, it hits the palate with sweet tannins, no hard edges, a stunning texture, and a great finish.
Glistening purple. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe dark fruit, spicecake, incense and candied flowers are given vivacity by a building, smoky mineral element. Sappy, palate-staining black and blue fruit, star anise and candied violet flavors become fleshier with air and show superb delineation. Suave, seamless and penetrating, finishing with outstanding, minerally thrust and even, slow-building tannins that are quickly absorbed by the wine's intense fruit.
Multilayered and compelling, with expressive blueberry, orange peel and smoky meat flavors, accented by crushed stone notes and building tension toward fine-grained tannins. Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Mataro. Drink now through 2030. 1,210 cases made.