Red

2003 Pax Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch

Syrah

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 103

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 91 points

    April 27, 2020 - OK, it's not as great as it was 5-10 years ago, but still rich and enticingly spice. Maturity of the black fruit gives this slightly less concentration and depth, and more warmth comes through on finish. But still very tasty.

  • rnellans wrote: 92 points

    July 27, 2019 - Rich, big structure, Good acid/tannin balance, good fruit, a bit ripe

  • jviz wrote:

    April 21, 2019 - Winebid purchase.. Unfortunately badly corked

  • jrtaylor Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 17, 2019 - Received this bottle from a wine pull on 3/31/19. Was a little nervous about how it would taste being such an old Syrah, but it was AMAZING. Licorice, black currant, dark cherry. Haven’t been to Pax or read up on it, but will definitely be purchasing more of this to lay down. Great Syrah!!

  • wineismylife wrote: 92 points

    September 5, 2018 - WIML92

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberry, roasted meat and black pepper. Flavors of raspberries, berries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

    (Pax Wine Cellars Syrah Castelli Knight Ranch) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/12/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Pax Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch) Group's #2 (my #1) – 36 pts; 2 1st place votes, 1 2nd place vote, 3 thirds, 0 last places – Deep purple violet color with cherry meniscus; charcoal, herbs, marjoram and pepper nose; tasty, dense, tart black fruit, sweet roasted meat and serious pepper palate; medium-plus finish (75% stems)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/29/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Pax Syrah Castelli-Knight Ranch) Group's #1 (my #1) – 24 pts; 6 firsts, 2 seconds, 0 thirds, 0 last place – nice, very peppery, bacon nose; tasty roasted fruit with black and white pepper, good structure and depth, big but balanced; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Pax
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Castelli-Knight Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 328 (40%)
  • Consumed 478 (59%)

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