Pax North Coast Syrah California, USA 2019
VINTAGE : 2019
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, North Coast, Sonoma
VARIETALS : Syrah
VINEYARD : Alder Springs , Griffins Lair, Castelli-Knight
Pax Mahle (also consultant for the Monte Rio Label) started his career 20 years ago making wines that are influenced by one of his passions - the northern Rhone. Pax and I met working at 21 Federal Restaurant in Nantucket back in the 90’s and when I heard he was making wine I had to learn more. 20 years later, I consider him a good friend and a very gifted winemaker, not afraid to touch the boundaries of creativeness while also honoring time honored winemaking techniques... This 100% Syrah is a blend of components from all of their favorite vineyards on the north coast (Alder Springs , Griffins Lair, Castelli-Knight).
This 100% Syrah is a blend of components from some of our favorite vineyards on the north coast. The driveway rows at Castelli-Knight Ranch, barrels from Vine Hill that don’t make the cut, some ethereal barrels from Alder Springs on occasion, in other words, the good stuff that isn’t good enough to be vineyard-designated. This wine guarantees the quality of our top end wines while creating a unique blend of all the great terroirs together, creating one very compelling and over delivering bottle of Syrah.
Aromas of black pepper, blackberries, black olives and cooked strawberries. Textured and loaded with spicy black and vibrant red fruits, black pepper and white flowers. Medium bodied and everything you’d expect from cool climate Syrah with the tell-tale pepper, spice and exotic meaty flavors. Some spicy tannins add a delicious firmness that promise a long and graceful evolution.