2005 Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2019 (Edit)
CT91.5 115 reviews
Borrowed from 2004
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Community Tasting Notes 77

  • snarfglk wrote: (91 points)

    May 29, 2016 - Day 2 came through with shining colors for this bottle; day 1 was a bit closed.

  • bobpsi wrote:

    May 16, 2016 - 1 hr decant. Expressive nose of black and blue fruits, cracked pepper, red flowers and meat. Medium plus body, black fruits, peppered steak, olives and mocha. Smooth tannins and a long finish.

  • snarfglk wrote: (92 points)

    March 21, 2016 - Great syrah with age that is NOT a fruit bomb! Many nuances which shined more on day 2 than day 1. Still young.

  • Knicksfan wrote: (94 points)

    February 15, 2016 - Now we're talking. Way more interesting than last years showing. Solid fruit foundation but lovely balance and long finish.

  • FLI wrote: (95 points)

    December 27, 2015 - All cylinders firing on this one - great fruit, beguiling earthy nose, smooth on the palate. Easy drinking and complex and just everything working. Love it.

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

    (Pax Wine Cellars Syrah Cuvee Keltie North Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/12/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie) Very dark red violet color; clove, spice, black fruit nose with a touch of oregano; chewy black fruit, sage, green peppercorn palate with a touch of orange; medium-plus finish

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

    (Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie) Barrel sample - purple red violet color; nice herbaceous nose of leather, roasted fruit, white pepper; tight but focused palate of black fruit, fig, pepper, with hints of bacon and tar; medium-plus finish 92-93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pax
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Cuvée Keltie
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation North Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 825 (62%)
  • Consumed 494 (37%)

Food Pairing

roasted duck, short ribs

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