Saxum 2021 Heart Stone Vineyard
Bright red fruit really lifted by the use of Graciano as the lead here. Exotic aromatics.... Think Moroccan spices. Very focused. Long finish with dusty tannins.
96pts Jeb Dunnuck
A lush, sexy, forward beauty, the 2021 Heart Stone Vineyard is based on 31% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 21% Graciano, and the rest Mataro and Petite Sirah, with the blend shifting slightly due to replanting in the vineyard. As with all the ’21s here, it has a vivid purple hue as well as a great perfume of sweet red and blue fruits, spring flowers, ground pepper, and underbrush, but it’s on the palate where this beauty really shines. Layered, silky, and opulent, it’s not yet bottled, but my money is on this drinking nicely right out of the gate.