Saxum Vineyards Hexe 2020 750ml
A step up over the Rocket Block and one of the finest 2020s out there, the 2020 Hexe is 51% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, and the rest Graciano and Mourvèdre, all from a single parcel of old vines in the James Berry Vineyard. Darker red and black fruits, smoked herbs, graphite, and spicy notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's full-bodied, has terrific concentration, and ripe, polished tannins. It's a gorgeous bottle of wine.
It’s so fun tasting this wine back to back with the Rocket...such different expressions of Grenache that are both tasty. This is definitely the dark side of Grenache. Black fruits and California sage, deep and dark, luscious. Unctuous bass. A finish that is a couple days long. (OK, maybe I exaggerate a little). 51% Grenache, 17% Petite Sirah, 11% Graciano, 10% Mataro, 7% Syrah, 4% Carignan. Rated 100 in 2019 and 2018, 2020 not yet rated.