Pax Syrah Russian River Valley Walker Vine Hill 2003
100% Syrah 3.0 Tons per acre 15.6 % Alc. By Vol. pH - 3.8 460 Cases Produced Release Date - Spring 2005 (April) Tasting Note: Black Pepper, white pepper, leather, asian spice and blackberries. Sweet blackberries, more pepper and exotic gamey/meaty flavors intermingle on the dense and super concentrated palate of this wine. The tannins are big, ripe and spicy giving this wine its structure and adding another dimension of exotic spices.
2003 PAX Castelli-Knight Ranch, Syrah, Russian River Valley, SonomaI decanted this wine for three hours. Super rich deep dark color. On the nose; leather, tar, white pepper, and pomegranate. Did I say white pepper? Because this was the predominant attribute that never quit. Not showing much fruit, as to be expected, but I have had this before, and it showed much better. (so much so I seeked out 4). Big serious tannins. This is a super extracted wine, the kind loved by many, but probably not me. Super dry on the finish. I should have saved a glass worth for the next day. I suspect this should be great by 2013, but I will never know.
External Reviews for Pax Syrah Russian River Valley Walker Vine Hill
The dense purple-tinged, full-bodied 2003 Syrah Walker Vine Hill reveals good acidity along with a big, sweet, rich nose of espresso roast, blackberries, and grilled steak. Although just beginning to ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2003 Pax Cellars Syrah Walker Vine Hill 750ml
Medium ruby. Knockout pungent aromas of black olive tapenade, Tellicherry pepper, crushed rocks and iron; like a blend of Cornas and Cote-Rotie. The flavors of liquid rocks and black pepper are framed by integrated acidity and mount impressivel y tow... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2003 Pax Cellars Syrah Castelli Knight Ranch 750ml