Blend: 64% Grenache, 16% Mataro, 14% Syrah, 6% Carignan
Vintage production: 1,418 cases
Surrounding the winery, the James Berry Vineyard is Saxum’s Jewel in The Crown and has been considered hallowed ground by winemakers for nearly two decades.
The secret to epic wines produced here is the remarkable and unique terroir. It is located 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean with an average elevation of 365 metres, and consists of a series of steep slopes with shallow clay loam topsoil covering an ancient seabed, complete with fossilized shells and sharks teeth.
Saxum’s James Berry Vineyard was Paso’s first 100-point (RP) wine in 2007, and is one of the most sought-after labels among California’s great Rhône blends.