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  • "The James Berry Vineyard is the Smith family’s estate vineyard. It is located 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean with an average elevation of 1200 feet. It consists of a series of slopes with shallow clay loam topsoil covering an ancient seabed, complete with fossilized shells and sharks teeth. The cuvee is a red fruit driven, Grenache based blend, with a large portion of Mataro for texture, and Syrah as spicy support. The James Berry Vineyard is aged for 18-20 months in a variety of vessels. The Grenache portion ages in concrete tank and larger puncheons, while the Mataro and Syrah ages in the smaller French barrels. A high percentage of them are new. The wine is rich and layered. Raspberries and blackberries lead the way followed by Provincial herbs and smooth dense tannins. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered."  Insight about the James Berry Vineyard from the winery

    Saxum, James Berry Vineyard Willow Creek District Paso Robles Red Blend 2020

    • Vintage


    • Varietal

      Red Blend (49% Grenache/21% Mataró/12% Syrah/9% Graciano/6% Grenache Blanc/3% Counoise)

    • Appellation

      Willow Creek District, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California

    • Wine Profile

      "The 2020 James Berry Vineyard offers up a more savory, complex, full-bodied style to go with both red and black fruits, notes of peppery herbs and loamy earth, a layered, opulent mouthfeel, and quality tannins. This was a challenging vintage, but this estate did a great job, and this classic Paso red should drink nicely right out of the gate as well as keep for 10-15 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

    • Ratings

      95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

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