2005 Pax Syrah Walker Vine Hill


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Russian River Valley
Drink between 2007 - 2015
CT91.9 141 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 114

  • jshufelt wrote: (90 points)

    December 23, 2014 - Decanted for one hour before service. Largely consistent with previous tasting note; this really needs strongly seasoned foods to shine, although I think it started to wake up about 2.5 hours in.

  • J @ y H @ c k Likes this wine:

    December 13, 2014 - Doing fine. not falling apart as naysayers predicted. no formal note

  • psusfca Likes this wine: (93 points)

    November 29, 2014 - This is drinking gorgeously. Tannins are at a perfect softness but there. Black fruits are still very present. The length goes across the palate. I opened this 4 hours before consumption. It probably did not need that much air but it was terrific. Glad I left most of these Pax to sit. Looking forward to the various ones I have left. Well done

  • sastewart wrote: (92 points)

    November 14, 2014 - Some graphite and licorice along with blackberry on the nose. Medium bodied, very pure and not heavy with great dark berry flavors and a touch of licorice . Nice finish. 92 points

  • 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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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 811 (54%)
  • Consumed 665 (45%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

90% Like It  10 votes