2005 Pax Syrah Walker Vine Hill


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2015
CT91.9 137 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • marka wrote: (90 points)

    July 13, 2014 - Had with melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork that had been on the smoker for 12 hours. This was soft with subtle, but great, black pepper and dark fruit. I hate the Pax bottles and the wax, but love the wines.

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  • J @ y H @ c k wrote: (91 points)

    June 28, 2014 - Absolutely outstanding. Not falling apart at all, as the naysayers predicted. Still too young but it's getting some pepper spice with age to add to the blueberry and black/dark red fruit. I went long on this wine because I was offered a lot of them on the mailing list and I'm certainly glad I did. Note to self - stretch out remaining bottles over next 6-10 years. CT suggestion that drinking window ends in 2015 is wrong.

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  • J @ y H @ c k wrote: (91 points)

    June 28, 2014 - Still a long way to go until it peaks. Strong flavors still dominated by fruit. Not a lot of pepper and spice varietal characteristics but an excellent balanced wine with a moderate finish.

  • wino121 wrote: (92 points)

    April 7, 2014 - Delicious,

  • rpenn77 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    March 17, 2014 - Mature syrah with loads of dark fruit.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2007, Issue #132 (link)

    (Pax Wine Cellars Syrah Walker Vine Hill Russian River Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/16/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Pax Syrah Walker Vine Hill) Lavender and clove nose; tasty, soft plum palate, with a little pepper; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/14/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Pax Syrah Walker Vine Hill) Bright red violet color; very enticing nose of black cherry, caramel, mocha, blackberries; tasty, balanced blackberry and blueberry fruit with well integrated caramel oak; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pax
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Walker Vine Hill
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (1%)
  • In Cellars 832 (56%)
  • Consumed 638 (43%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

88% Like It  8 votes