2005 Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.5 121 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • redz wrote: (90 points)

    March 13, 2017 - rated it 93 2 yrs ago, this seemed very good, but subdued palate and airomatics this time. 2 hr decant, might have needed more, or fading

  • texaswinelover wrote:

    February 7, 2017 - This was quite nice. Typical gamy bloody Syrah. Tiny touch heat even though only 14.4% etoh. Ive got to say that I'm absolutely hate wax coating. Just irritates me. Otherwise, wine was steady over an hour or so. Saved half bottle for tmrw.

  • DesignChick Does not like this wine:

    January 22, 2017 - Over the hill

  • mxpbuy Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 29, 2016 - From Magnum. After a couple hours in the decanter it was singing. Rich black fruits, hints of spice and tar. Smooth and with a long finish.

  • ChrisR Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 1, 2016 - It was like a Prussian wine: blood and iron. Very dark, almost black in color. Blood, iron and dark berries vie for predominance, with savory herbs rounding out the flavors. The texture was almost gritty (but very little sediment), with a strong tannic backbone. There was nothing pretty about this wild and forceful wine, but it was quite interesting to drink.

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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 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 784 (59%)
  • Consumed 547 (41%)

Food Pairing

roasted duck, short ribs

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88% Like It  16 votes

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