version is classic. Serious juice. There is so much going on
and it will only get better with age. Complex yet hedonistic, just
the right amount of oak, fruit, spice, tannin… everything is in its
place. We planted these vines 30 years ago. They are
wisened, but not wizened! In any case, this wine rocks.
Concentrated, full-bodied, and just a massive wine, it has
beautiful darker berry fruits as well as some spice and violet
notes, a backward, inward, reserved style, ripe tannins, and a
The Bone Rock blend comes from the Bone Rock block of James Berry Vineyard. It is a steep terrace of old head trained Syrah vines on a south facing slope. We unearthed fossilized whale bones when we terraced it and then needed to use jack hammers to plant the vines.
This wine might be the most structured blend Saxum produces and because of its density, tannin, and acidity, it needs a few years to unfold. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
- Released: January 2022