2005 Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.5 117 reviews
Label borrowed from 2004
Label borrowed from 2006
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Community Tasting Notes 79

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 806 (61%)
  • Consumed 513 (39%)

Food Pairing

roasted duck, short ribs

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93% Like It  14 votes

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