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2019 Pax Sonoma Hillsides Syrah

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MP

“97 point Sonoma Syrah is savory and wild!”

Cult-Like Pax Captures The Wild & Exotic Elements Of Syrah

By David Gettenberg

An Hermitage doppelganger!?  The only other place you'll find this quality Syrah is from the finest estates in Rhone.   

In the last decade, Pax wines have earned a cult-like status with their deviation from extracted California style of winemaking in favor of freshness and purity of fruit.

Minimal intervention, bio-dynamic farming, and a highly selective site-specific selection of grapes are behind their philosophy that "great wines can only be made from great vineyards."

"The 2019 Syrah Sonoma Hillsides is once again the star of this range from Pax Mahle. Rich and exotic, with notable depth, the Hillsides is quite a bit brighter than the other Syrahs in the portfolio. Red cherry, plum, pomegranate, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco abound. The whole clusters are present, but nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit... Every time I taste the Hillsides, I think the same thing: why doesn't Pax Mahle treat all his Syrahs this way?" Vinous

What We Love About This Wine

Pax Sonoma Hillsides is nothing short of stunning.  It balances the purity of fruit and depth of the Syrah grape - all while retaining the classic Rhone flavors of bacon fat, tar, fig, and grilled herbs - traits that winemakers (and consumers) yearn for in Syrah wines.

Whole cluster fermentation adds to the wine's depth and old-world charm. 

The inherent power of Syrah is beautifully balanced by freshness in the 2019 Pax Sonoma Hillsides, a byproduct of the foggy, cold microclimate of Sonoma Coast.

With only a handful of cases to go around, enjoy this sensational Syrah with nearly anything you can create on your barbecue.   

Extremely limited.  While supplies last. 

Enjoy!

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Press & Tasting Notes
97

“Rich and exotic, with notable depth.”

Vinous • 97 / 100

"The 2019 Syrah Sonoma Hillsides is once again the star of this range from Pax Mahle. Rich and exotic, with notable depth, the Hillsides is quite a bit brighter than the other Syrahs in the portfolio. Red cherry, plum, pomegranate, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco abound. The whole clusters are present, but nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. As always, the Hillsides is a blend taken from several sites, done with 100% whole clusters and aged in concrete. Every time I taste the Hillsides, I think the same thing: why doesn't Pax Mahle treat all his Syrahs this way?"

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More Information
  • Producer: Pax
  • Country: United States
  • Region: California
  • Subregion: Sonoma
  • Varietal: Syrah
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W85012-2019-750

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