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2005 Pax Wine Cellars Red Wine, Cuvée Moriah

Sonoma Coast

$45.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"The 2005 Syrah Cuvee Moriah (a blend of 75% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 1% Roussanne) is deep ruby/purple with huge amounts of peppery black raspberry and kirsch notes, a touch of underbrush and fennel as well as a long, heady finish. This is sumptuous, puncheon-aged wine that is big on fruit, complexity, and deliciousness. This is not one for making old bones, so drink it over the next 3-4 years. Exciting wines seem to emerge annually from Pax Mahle, a self-trained winemaker (and all the better for it), and owner Joe Donelan. The 2005s are just hitting the shelf, and there are some sensational ones for sure." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #174
(WA, 12/01/2007)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2007-2011

"Dark red. Vibrant red berry and cherry aromas, with suave Asian spice and mineral accents. This is almost pinot-like in its clarity and brightness, and reminded me of a Dujac wine. Very spicy raspberry and strawberry flavors show a distinct peppery quality, with excellent lift and palate coverage. A hint of fresh wasabi on the finish adds energy and cut. There's real finesse here." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2007)

Rating: 92

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