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2019 Saxum, Somnus, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96-98RP97+
Blend: 33% Petite Sirah, 33% Syrah, 17% Graciano, 13% Touriga Nacional, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage production: 610 cases A brand-new cuvée, we tasted the Somnus 2019 from barrel in 2022 (it was... simply label ‘XC’ for extended cellared), and even at that relatively early stage it was a mind-blowing experience. Our notes read: “Off the charts – this will be incredible!”, which almost feels like an understatement now. Named after the Greek God of Sleep, Somnus slumbered for an almost unheard of 44 months in barrel to tame the insane level of power and intensity, and Justin’s judgement was impeccable as it came together beautifully in time for bottling. For Saxum fans, this is as thrilling as it gets! NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I finally get to introduce you to this new cuvée, Somnus, named after the Roman god of sleep, because this wine gets to sleep an extra year in barrel! 44 months it’s been slumbering away. Back in 2019 we had a couple of amazing lots in our cellar that were so unique, and so incredible, I really wanted to showcase them. The problem was they were also extremely structured. The original plan was to give them the 33 month elevage like Bone Rock and Rocket block, but when it came time to bottle it last year it was still too beastly. Think velvet glove in a iron gauntlet. We tucked it back in and let it sleep another whole year, and when it woke up this time, it blew us all away. It is something unique for sure. Still a beast, but something very special. Something that I believe could only happen here on the Central Coast. It is another wine in this line up that has to be tasted to be believed, but understand, it’s not for the faint of heart. It is Paso.”
£190 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £232.07 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard White, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 44% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne, 20% Chenin Blanc, 7% Chardonnay Vintage production: 347 cases The James Berry White stands as Saxum’s rarest cuvée and has garnered a cult-flowing among... Saxum aficionados. For us, the Grenache Blanc in Paso Robles is the best in the world, so it goes without saying that Justin’s is going to sit at the top of the tree! Always and eclectic blend, this is a rich and deep wine that shimmers with energy throughout.
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £160.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, James Berry, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95-97+
Blend: 53% Grenache, 31% Mataro, 6% Syrah, 6% Counoise, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 1,390 cases Saxum's James Berry Vineyard, planted by Justin's father, James Berry Smith, in the 1980s, is... renowned throughout California as a true ‘Grand Cru’, and the James Berry Red 2021 is dominated by Grenache of the highest order. This is a hugely energetic and almost ethereal expression of the vineyard, and looks set to be one of the longest lived vintages to date. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “When we tasted the wines side by side to write these notes (I know, hard life!), Heather and I were struck by how elevated this wine was. Yes, it’s the only Grenache led wine in this Syrah dominated release, but it was just singing! These ‘21s have really snuck up on me. I have to admit that early in their lives I found them a little boring for lack of a better term. I now realize they were just late bloomers and their hidden charms are just now blossoming into something quite magical. They carry a weightlessness while simultaneously jam packed with so much substance. Does that even make sense? Anyways, I love them. I could throw some tasting notes out to you about this wine, but really you just have to taste it to understand what I’m trying to convey. It’s good.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, Heart Stone Vineyard, Central Coast 1x75cl

JD95-97
Blend: 31% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 21% Graciano, 17% Mataro, 3% Petite Sirah Vintage production: 751 cases The Heart Stone Vineyard 2021 is from a site exclusive to Saxum Vineyards. It’s a remarkable... ‘Paso Blend’ based around a core of Grenache, Syrah, Graciano, and Mataro, both lifted and energetic with darker tones of roasted sage and fennel. Dunnuck loves it for being “Layered, silky, and opulent.”
£125 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £153.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2021 Saxum, Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 48% Syrah, 19% Mataro, 17% Zinfandel, 9% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano Vintage production: 539 cases Travel just west of Paso Robles, and you will find Paderewski Vineyard: 95 acres of undulating,... steep, limestone rich hillsides within 570 rural, spring-fed acres. In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, Polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Fast forward a century and in 2004, Bill and Liz Armstrong (Epoch Estate) became the stewards of this amazing piece of property. They tasked Saxum's own Justin Smith with the mission to bring this historic vineyard back to life. Home to intense earth that bears little resemblance to typical California soils, this vineyard is filled with lean, rocky, and calcareous soil profiles. After carefully pairing the hillsides with their respective wine grape variety, the vineyard is planted with Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc. These vines are mostly grafted onto Phylloxera resistant Native American rootstock with the exception of a few blocks of Syrah and Grenache vines planted on their own rootstock. Creating a patchwork of vines, the vineyard’s clone selections were carefully chosen to create the perfect match between soil and vine. In addition, the vineyard blocks were meticulously laid out based on their unique exposures, soil attributes, and mesoclimates. Today, you are able to taste the synergy created by the methodical planting decisions made in 2004, as each block is happily producing fruit specific to their exact location.
£125 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £153.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Saxum, The Hexe, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96
Blend: 51% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 11% Graciano, 10% Mataro, 7% Syrah, 4% Carignan Vintage production: 714 cases The Hexe 2020 is based around the oldest block of Grenache at James Berry... Vineyard, planted in 1980. It spent 33 months ageing in a unique combination of large puncheons and concrete amphora, and is “One of the finest 2020s out there… It’s a gorgeous bottle of wine.” (JD)
£170 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £208.07 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Saxum, Paderewski Vineyard, Paso Robles 1x75cl

VM93
Blend: 48% Syrah, 21% Mataro, 18% Zinfandel, 7% Graciano, 6% Tempranillo Vintage Production: 655 cases Travel just west of Paso Robles, and you will find Paderewski Vineyard: 95 acres of undulating,... steep, limestone rich hillsides within 570 rural, spring-fed acres. In the early 1900’s, this vineyard was cherished and farmed by world-renowned pianist, Polish diplomat, and vintner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Fast forward a century and in 2004, Bill and Liz Armstrong (Epoch Estate) became the stewards of this amazing piece of property. They tasked Saxum's own Justin Smith with the mission to bring this historic vineyard back to life. Home to intense earth that bears little resemblance to typical California soils, this vineyard is filled with lean, rocky, and calcareous soil profiles. After carefully pairing the hillsides with their respective wine grape variety, the vineyard is planted with Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel, Grenache Blanc, and Picpoul Blanc. These vines are mostly grafted onto Phylloxera resistant Native American rootstock with the exception of a few blocks of Syrah and Grenache vines planted on their own rootstock. Creating a patchwork of vines, the vineyard’s clone selections were carefully chosen to create the perfect match between soil and vine. In addition, the vineyard blocks were meticulously laid out based on their unique exposures, soil attributes, and mesoclimates. Today, you are able to taste the synergy created by the methodical planting decisions made in 2004, as each block is happily producing fruit specific to their exact location.
£135 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £165.89 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Saxum, G2 Vineyard, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD94
£135 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £166.13 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Saxum, Broken Stones, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 66% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 14% Petite Sirah, 4% Mataro Vintage production: 1,160 cases
£140 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £171.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days