Pax Mahle Wines

Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah

9.225 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Syrah
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.

Nov 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
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
Brendan Baker

Floral, peppery, red-fruited and great acidity. Not quite up to the ‘16, but still very nice. I see K&L has these on sale at $35, which is a steal

Floral, peppery, red-fruited and great acidity. Not quite up to the ‘16, but still very nice. I see K&L has these on sale at $35, which is a steal

Oct 7th, 2019
Scott Soren

The ‘16 got 100 pts and I’m not sure i agree with, and this being the ‘17 i was sure it would still be great. Did not disappoint. While too young, it was worth popping. Massive nose right out of glass. Not as dense as typical pax wines. Vibrant fruit on palate. Medium plus acidity. Great mouthfeel. Longer finish. Should age nicely for 5-8 years

The ‘16 got 100 pts and I’m not sure i agree with, and this being the ‘17 i was sure it would still be great. Did not disappoint. While too young, it was worth popping. Massive nose right out of glass. Not as dense as typical pax wines. Vibrant fruit on palate. Medium plus acidity. Great mouthfeel. Longer finish. Should age nicely for 5-8 years

Aug 30th, 2019
Josh Dormont

Simply incredible - flexible with so many foods

Simply incredible - flexible with so many foods

Jul 21st, 2019
Andy DeSoto

Very nice!! Tart, wine opened up a bit after it had a chance to breathe. Jammy aroma and dark fruit tastes.

Very nice!! Tart, wine opened up a bit after it had a chance to breathe. Jammy aroma and dark fruit tastes.

Jul 8th, 2019
Henry Fuseler

6/19. I would never expected a Syrah from Sonoma with 12.9 alc. Good flavor and for me paired well with salmon.

6/19. I would never expected a Syrah from Sonoma with 12.9 alc. Good flavor and for me paired well with salmon.

Jun 12th, 2019
Robert Rothfield

Exuberant nose...reminiscent of Sami-Odi.....wildly exuberant, fruit forward... fun wine to drink

Exuberant nose...reminiscent of Sami-Odi.....wildly exuberant, fruit forward... fun wine to drink

Jun 11th, 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.

Mar 12th, 2019