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2018 Saxum 'G2' Grenache Blend, Paso Robles

Regular price $145.00
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2018 Saxum 'G2' Grenache Blend, Paso Robles

Regular price $145.00
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Beginning with the 2014 vintage, we brought a new vineyard into the fold.  The G2 vineyard is only half a mile from our estate, directly to the South West.  Our friend Bill Gibbs (of Heart Stone fame) purchased the property with 40 acres already planted to Grenache, Mataro, Syrah, Tannat, and Zinfandel.  We locked down our favorite blocks, an amazing 5 acre South slope planted to Mataro and Grenache.  These blocks are extremely rocky and steep, a twin of our Syrah block at Booker Vineyard, with a vertical rise of 200 feet in a single row!  Our hunches were right and the fruit off these blocks are mind blowing.  Since 2014 we have planted 8 more blocks; 2 North facing Grenache blocks, 2 big south slopes with head trained Graciano, a North face Syrah block, and some blocks of Carignane and Cinsault.  We plan to keep the blend Grenache and Mataro dominant but want to bring in these supporting characters for a little extra complexity. 

From the winemaker: "The 2018s are some of the most complex and nuanced wines we have ever released (and will definitely benefit from 3-30 years of aging.) Structured and built like a brick, while at the same time the copious tannins are coming together nicely. I really dig them. To be honest, I was a little scared when I tasted them last. They were so tightly focused and intense. Now I'm seeing how quickly they have softened up, coming out of their proverbial shells. I know it's cliche, but iron fist in a velvet glove suits them well. I have previously compared the 2018s to the 2016s, but now that I've had some time to get to know both vintages I find them to be less similar than I first thought... I think '18 might be better. Yes, you heard it here first. Our '18s might be better than the much regaled '16s. (And I'm not just saying that because I'm slinging them today!) I think the '16s may be a bit more generous and forthcoming, but the '18s will outshine the '16s in their complexity. I'm looking forward to some side by side comparisons in 5 or 6 years. It shall be a momentous battle!"

 

55% Grenache, 28% Mataro, 9% Syrah, 8% Graciano

ALC: 15.8%

Cases 750 ml: 1007 Cases

1.5 L: 50

Vineyard: G2 Vineyard

Release: January 2021

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