Parker Scored a Perfect 100 Points !!!
Wine Spectator's 2010 Wine of the Year !!!
Only 950 cases made !
100 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate August 2009
Utter perfection, and one of the most profound Rhone Ranger wines I have ever tasted is the 2007 James Berry Vineyard Proprietary Red, a blend of 41% Grenache, 31% Mourvedre, and 28% Syrah (15.8% alcohol). It would be an amazing wine to insert in a tasting of the most profound 2007 Chateauneuf du Papes. As with many prodigious wines, the extraordinary freshness, purity, equilibrium, and singularity of this effort is breathtaking. Its dense purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary, incredibly pure, all enveloping, intense, sweet nose of black raspberries, kirsch, spring flowers, spice box, and pepper. Full-bodied with not a hard edge to be found, it is stunningly concentrated with unreal purity, a voluptuous texture, and remarkable freshness for a wine of such power, depth, and concentration. This 2007 will be approachable young, although I would not be surprised to see it close down given the relatively elevated proportion of Mourvedre, and it should drink well for 12-15 years.
98 points, Highly Recommended Designation, Wine Spectator Feb 2010
An amazing wine, dense, rich and layered, offering a mix of power and finesse, with concentrated dark berry fruit, mineral, sage, herb and cedar notes that are pure, intense, focused and persistent. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2018. 950 cases made. -JL
99 points, Jeb Dunnuck, The Rhone Report, Nov 2010
Showing every bit as good as a bottle last year, the 2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard is nothing short of spectacular and a benchmark wine. Raspberry and blackberry fruits (more dark fruited compared to the red fruits in the '08), licorice, earth, flowers, and roasted meat notes just come jumping out of the glass, showing huge intensity as well as solid freshness and delineation. Full bodied and amazingly concentrated and structured, this remains light on the palate, showing perfect balance, gorgeous fruit, and a very long, structured finish. This should evolve over the next 3 to 5 years and most likely drink well for two decades
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