2005 Pax Syrah Walker Vine Hill


  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2015 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • TwoSmoochies wrote: (86 points)

    April 11, 2016 - Disappointing bottle after a couple of nice ones

  • AllRed wrote: (93 points)

    March 26, 2016 - 4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (Mark & Rochelle's): Double decanted off its sediment and served with dinner about four hours later. Black fruit and pepper aromas with meaty undertones. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins that are integrating nicely. The flavor profile mirrors the bouquet's dark fruit and meaty elements. As it sits in the glass it becomes more perfumed and softens a bit on the palate. Develops a bacon note too. We have one left which I will plan on enjoying within the next year or two, though this will likely hold on a bit longer than that.

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: (95 points)

    March 10, 2016 - Deep, smoky, musky with dark black fruit. On the second day mellowed considerably with strong fruit and less structure.

  • Wayrutjr Likes this wine: (93 points)

    February 2, 2016 - Very good.

  • zinnut wrote: (92 points)

    December 7, 2015 - This is really hitting on all cylinders right now. Northern Rhone style. Big black fruit, smoke, bacon. Had with half a duck. Perfect match. I have two more. Just delicious. Suggest at least one hour decant.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2007, IWC 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 754 (49%)
  • Consumed 759 (50%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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