2005 Pax Syrah Cuvée Keltie


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
Drink between 2009 - 2020 (Edit)
CT91.5 124 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 83

  • Dalex Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 8, 2017 - Good but not great Pax wine. Drank over two days. Not much of a difference between. This probably would have been better two years ago so please drink these now. Nose of iron and garigue with some other herbs in there. Some bacon, earth and dark plumby fruit on the palate. I love this style of wine.

  • 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.

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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 (58%)
  • Consumed 567 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

roasted duck, short ribs

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