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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: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Saxum, Somnus, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96-98
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: £231.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

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. NOTES FROM WINEMAKER JUSTIN SMITH: “I like to think that we are getting better and better at making this wine, or maybe our Grenache Blanc vines are producing better and better fruit, or maybe its just that ’21 was an exceptional year for whites. Whatever the reasons, I’m really enjoying our one and only white. (News flash, we have planted a couple small blocks of whites up at our new York Mountain planting, but that is 6 years away from any release.) If you have enjoyed our past whites I think you will like this one even better. Brought up in huge 600L demi-muid barrels, with 4 of the 6 being new, it spent a full 22 months on its lees before racking clean and bottling. It is full and rich, yet bright and lively. The magical combo I always look for in a white…actually in any wine really.”
£130 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £159.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2014 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD93
Blend: 36% Syrah, 36% Mourvèdre, 22% Grenache, 6% Tempranillo Vintage production: 1,924 cases
£250 / Case£41.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £323.69 / Case, £53.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2014 Epoch Estate, Ingenuity, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD95
Blend: 51% Syrah, 28% Mourvèdre, 14 % Petite Sirah, 7% Grenache Vintage production: 1,128 cases
£60 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £76.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£64 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £80.87 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£66 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Law, Beguiling, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah Vintage production: 1,103 cases Beguiling is Law's is a celebration of Grenache, always dominated by 80+% of this varietal which is in the midst of an astonishing... revolution in Paso Robles. The vines are on a complex blend of Calodo, Los Osos, Nacamiento and Linne soils that run through the Estate Vineyard, between 490m and 590m above sea level. The fruit is hravested by hand and undergoes native fermentation in open top concrete fermenters. It is aged for 19 months in French oak (30% new) before14 months in bottle prior to release.
£66 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: 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: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Slacker Wines, Computer Geek, Paso Robles 12x75cl

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Graciano, 10% Carignan Vintage production: 260 cases The 2020 Computer Geek comes from three estate vineyards farmed by winemaker Matt Trevisan in the Willow... Creek District. The driving element is Syrah from the Perch Block at Stonethrower Vineyard, located just 10 miles from the ocean at an elevation of 1,350 feet. The Syrah component is rounded out by fruit from the Estrella Block at Stonethrower Vineyard and the Cold Shoulder Block at the Linne Calodo estate. The Grenache, Graciano and Carignan hail from a mix of blocks at Stonethrower, Linne Calodo and Oakdale vineyards. Native yeast fermentation. An extended whole-cluster fermentation of the Perch Block Syrah sets the tone, driving the wine with an earthy, savoury character. After fermentation, the various blocks were pressed to 228, 265 and 500-liter French oak barrels (20% new oak), where they underwent extended aging for 30 months prior to blending. Complete Linne Calodo treatment - no additional expense spared from winegrowing through winemaking, but differentiated as a Slacker blend with an emphasis on softer edges and immediate approachability.
£410 / Case£34.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £539.66 / Case, £44.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Slacker Wines, Computer Geek, Paso Robles 1x75cl

Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Graciano, 10% Carignan Vintage production: 260 cases The 2020 Computer Geek comes from three estate vineyards farmed by winemaker Matt Trevisan in the Willow... Creek District. The driving element is Syrah from the Perch Block at Stonethrower Vineyard, located just 10 miles from the ocean at an elevation of 1,350 feet. The Syrah component is rounded out by fruit from the Estrella Block at Stonethrower Vineyard and the Cold Shoulder Block at the Linne Calodo estate. The Grenache, Graciano and Carignan hail from a mix of blocks at Stonethrower, Linne Calodo and Oakdale vineyards. Native yeast fermentation. An extended whole-cluster fermentation of the Perch Block Syrah sets the tone, driving the wine with an earthy, savoury character. After fermentation, the various blocks were pressed to 228, 265 and 500-liter French oak barrels (20% new oak), where they underwent extended aging for 30 months prior to blending. Complete Linne Calodo treatment - no additional expense spared from winegrowing through winemaking, but differentiated as a Slacker blend with an emphasis on softer edges and immediate approachability.
£36 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £47.17 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Clos Solene, Fleur Solene, Paso Robles 1x75cl

VM94
Blend: 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Grenache Vintage production: 300 cases
£58 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £73.44 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Clos Solene, Fleur Solene, Paso Robles 6x75cl

VM94
Blend: 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Grenache Vintage production: 300 cases
£345 / Case£57.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £437.04 / Case, £72.84 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Linne Calodo, In My Dreams, Paso Robles 1x75cl

VM97
Blend: 48% Grenache, 22% Tempranillo, 14% Carignan, 12% Graciano, 4% Tannat.
£69 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £86.75 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Linne Calodo, In My Dreams, Paso Robles 12x75cl

VM97
Blend: 48% Grenache, 22% Tempranillo, 14% Carignan, 12% Graciano, 4% Tannat.
£820 / Case£68.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,031.38 / Case, £85.95 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Epoch Estate, Authenticity, Paso Robles 6x75cl

JD97RP98
Blend: 100% Syrah (87% Paderewski Vineyard, 13% York Mountain Vineyard) Vintage production: 572 cases Authenticity 2019 is an extra special vintage for this brilliant Syrah as for the first time, fruit from the Estate's historic York Mountain Vineyard is included in the blend. It's also the first release to feature 100% Syrah!
£460 / Case£76.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £575.04 / Case, £95.84 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Epoch Estate, Block B, Paso Robles 6x75cl

RP98WE98
Blend: 100% Syrah Vintage production: 533 cases Epoch's Block B is a limited production comprised of the most intense fruit from a single parcel of east-facing vines in the legendary Paderewski Vineyard. It's always a brooding, rich, mineral-driven wine with bags of savoury notes - everything that makes Paderewski so special.
£520 / Case£86.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £647.18 / Case, £107.86 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Epoch Estate, Estate Blend, Paso Robles 6x75cl

RP97VM97WE97
Blend: 51% Syrah, 17% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 7% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 3% Carignan, 2% Zinfandel Vintage production: 1,729 cases The remarkable Estate Blend 2019 is a masterful blend of... Rhône-varietals taking fruit from Paderewski and York Mountain, with the addition of the Estate's third vineyard, Catapult, which was planted in 2008. It's winemaker Jordan Fiorentini's calling-card cuvée which perfectly expresses the Estate's style and exceptional quality. Equal part rich and decadent, refined and coiled, it has to be one the biggest overachievers out there with three 97 point scores! It's drinking beautifully at release, although may benefit from a year or two before entering a VERY long drinking window up to 2040. Now that's a seriously good wine that will brush aside many at twice the price.
£295 / Case£49.17 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £377.18 / Case, £62.86 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2020 Saxum, James Berry Vineyard White, Paso Robles 1x75cl

JD96VM95
Blend: 53% Grenache Blanc, 29% Roussanne, 15% Chenin Blanc, 3% Chardonnay Vintage production: n/a
£135 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £166.04 / 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

2020 Linne Calodo, Rising Tides, Paso Robles 1x75cl

RP95VM94
Blend 69% Grenache, 31% Syrah Vintage production: 600 cases The 2020 Rising Tides comes from a kaleidoscope of micro-blocks at the Linne Calodo Estate and Stonethrower Vineyard, including 13 total... blocks of Grenache alone. Each block contributes different nuances of clone, aspect and soil composition. The main estate is planted to calcareous Linne Calodo and Linne Zakme soils, as well as Cropley clay loam along the lower blocks. Stonethrower is distinguished by its rocky mudstone soils and multifaceted exposures. Together, these sites provide an array of expressions that interconnect and augment each other into a seamless whole.
£80 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £100.02 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2016 Downstream Box Set (3x75cl + 1x150cl), Paso Robles 5x75cl

JD97
Blend: 76% Zinfandel, 8% Syrah, 6% Mataró, 6% Petite Sirah, 4% Tempranillo Production: 230 cases Founded in 2016, Downstream Wines is the collective brainchild of Saxum Vineyards owner and... winemaker Justin Smith, the late-great oenologist Philippe Cambie, and their mutual friend, the visionary Sasha Verhage. Together, they crafted a wine that will be remembered forever as watershed moment in Paso Robles, and California as a whole. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of greatness, their jaw-dropping Downstream is a magical wine. In the running as the greatest expression of Zinfandel ever produced, it's a peerless example of Cambie's unrivalled blending skills and Smith's rockstar winemaking. It also carries a real poignance as to honour the legacy of Cambie, following his passing in 2021, production was ended. Cambie's work in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is legendary, none more so than his multiple 100-point scores at Clos St. Jean. He had long desired to work with Justin in Paso Robles, focusing on 'heritage' Zinfandel. They chose the old vines of the Dusi Vineyard, planted in 1945, complimenting them with a carefully selected blend of varietals from sites including Saxum's own James Berry Vineyard.  The result is a taste and style that can only come from California: rich, intense, hedonistic, with an underlying elegance and energy. It's indicative of the forward thinking and ground breaking approach that's at its strongest in Paso Robles. Downstream is already a highly desirable and ultra-rare gem, and will be a treasured prize among collectors of California's finest wines who are lucky enough to find some.
£1,200 / Case£240 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,460.64 / Case, £292.13 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2017 Downstream Box Set (3x75cl + 1x150cl), Paso Robles 5x75cl

JD95VM96
Blend: 60% Zinfandel, 15% Mourvèdre, 9% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 2% Tannat, 1% Viognier Production: 560 cases Founded in 2016, Downstream Wines is the collective brainchild of Saxum... Vineyards owner and winemaker Justin Smith, the late-great oenologist Philippe Cambie, and their mutual friend, the visionary Sasha Verhage. Together, they crafted a wine that will be remembered forever as watershed moment in Paso Robles, and California as a whole. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of greatness, their jaw-dropping Downstream is a magical wine. In the running as the greatest expression of Zinfandel ever produced, it's a peerless example of Cambie's unrivalled blending skills and Smith's rockstar winemaking. It also carries a real poignance as to honour the legacy of Cambie, following his passing in 2021, production was ended. Cambie's work in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is legendary, none more so than his multiple 100-point scores at Clos St. Jean. He had long desired to work with Justin in Paso Robles, focusing on 'heritage' Zinfandel. They chose the old vines of the Dusi Vineyard, planted in 1945, complimenting them with a carefully selected blend of varietals from sites including Saxum's own James Berry Vineyard.  The result is a taste and style that can only come from California: rich, intense, hedonistic, with an underlying elegance and energy. It's indicative of the forward thinking and ground breaking approach that's at its strongest in Paso Robles. Downstream is already a highly desirable and ultra-rare gem, and will be a treasured prize among collectors of California's finest wines who are lucky enough to find some.
£1,100 / Case£220 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,340.64 / Case, £268.13 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Downstream Box Set (3x75cl + 1x150cl), Paso Robles 5x75cl

JD98VM98
Blend: 38% Zinfandel, 30% Mataro, 16% Grenache, 6% Counoise, 6% Graciano, 3% Syrah, 1% Petite Sirah Vintage production: 600 cases Founded in 2016, Downstream Wines is the collective brainchild of... Saxum Vineyards owner and winemaker Justin Smith, the late-great oenologist Philippe Cambie, and their mutual friend, the visionary Sasha Verhage. Together, they crafted a wine that will be remembered forever as watershed moment in Paso Robles, and California as a whole. When it comes to pushing the boundaries of greatness, their jaw-dropping Downstream is a magical wine. In the running as the greatest expression of Zinfandel ever produced, it's a peerless example of Cambie's unrivalled blending skills and Smith's rockstar winemaking. It also carries a real poignance as to honour the legacy of Cambie, following his passing in 2021, production was ended. Cambie's work in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is legendary, none more so than his multiple 100-point scores at Clos St. Jean. He had long desired to work with Justin in Paso Robles, focusing on 'heritage' Zinfandel. They chose the old vines of the Dusi Vineyard, planted in 1945, complimenting them with a carefully selected blend of varietals from sites including Saxum's own James Berry Vineyard.  The result is a taste and style that can only come from California: rich, intense, hedonistic, with an underlying elegance and energy. It's indicative of the forward thinking and ground breaking approach that's at its strongest in Paso Robles. Downstream is already a highly desirable and ultra-rare gem, and will be a treasured prize among collectors of California's finest wines who are lucky enough to find some.
£1,150 / Case£230 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,399.86 / Case, £279.97 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days