Pax Mahle Wines

Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah

9.232 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Gregory Fulchiero

Whole cluster madness. Lean with Pepper and green vegetal / herbal notes. Magenta color. Blind I would have gone Chinon.

Whole cluster madness. Lean with Pepper and green vegetal / herbal notes. Magenta color. Blind I would have gone Chinon.

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2019
E & K G

Was expecting something heavy with high alcohol but this was totally different. Layers of flavors, fresh acidity but forgiving and easy to pair with food. All juicy goodness!

Was expecting something heavy with high alcohol but this was totally different. Layers of flavors, fresh acidity but forgiving and easy to pair with food. All juicy goodness!

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2019
Ely Cohn

The famed wine that @Antonio Galloni scored 100 points last year. Pax invented this style - whole cluster and zero oak California Syrah nodding Saint Joseph. So concentrated you’ll stain your hands removing the cork. But not overextracted. Picked early with salty metallic wild sour blackberries, rosemary, and lavender. Youthful but still very raw. Complex today but will benefit from a few years to soften the sour green.

Bought two. One for today, one for tomorrow.

The famed wine that @Antonio Galloni scored 100 points last year. Pax invented this style - whole cluster and zero oak California Syrah nodding Saint Joseph. So concentrated you’ll stain your hands removing the cork. But not overextracted. Picked early with salty metallic wild sour blackberries, rosemary, and lavender. Youthful but still very raw. Complex today but will benefit from a few years to soften the sour green.

Bought two. One for today, one for tomorrow.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

A barrel sample at this point which I don’t feel equipped to evaluate

A barrel sample at this point which I don’t feel equipped to evaluate

Dec 16th, 2018
Brandon Boesch

Cherries, olive tapenade, stone, plums, good acidity. Some herbs on the nose but less on the palate. Really tasting great right now.

Cherries, olive tapenade, stone, plums, good acidity. Some herbs on the nose but less on the palate. Really tasting great right now.

Jan 19th, 2021
Stephen Osgood

fresh perfumed nose...not a lot of stuffing on the palate or finish

fresh perfumed nose...not a lot of stuffing on the palate or finish

Jun 24th, 2020
John Osgood

Juicy and easy drinking. Tasty although on the simple side.

Juicy and easy drinking. Tasty although on the simple side.

May 25th, 2020
Brian R

Crushed blueberry and blackberry , violets, and crazy amounts of super peppery beef jerky. All turned up to 11. Bombastic fruit and a savory side. What’s not to love. This is the vinous 100 pointer.

Crushed blueberry and blackberry , violets, and crazy amounts of super peppery beef jerky. All turned up to 11. Bombastic fruit and a savory side. What’s not to love. This is the vinous 100 pointer.

May 10th, 2020
Aaron Rankin

Tart raspberry jolly rancher with a backdrop of garrigue. Thin with light tannins and extreme acid. Significant fallout in the bottle for the relative youth. I want to say the best times are behind it. Drink up.

Tart raspberry jolly rancher with a backdrop of garrigue. Thin with light tannins and extreme acid. Significant fallout in the bottle for the relative youth. I want to say the best times are behind it. Drink up.

May 1st, 2020
Brian R

Barbecue, mesquite, and pepper. Mmm.

Barbecue, mesquite, and pepper. Mmm.

Apr 11th, 2020