Pax Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2005 1.5L

Pax Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2005 1.5L


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Black tar, green olives and anisette brighten the brooding boysenberry and raspberry compote filled aromas. The nose is unmistakable cool-climate Syrah, with the addition of tiny blue-berries spiked with ultra-ripe grapefruit juice and coffee grounds. Thick and creamy in the mouth with mouth-watering acidity, this wine always walks the line between new and old world. The finish is thick and intense. Tannins, fruit and acidity come together perfectly in a hugely thick and concentrated wine that behaves like a French wine on your palate. The finish on this wine is astounding!!
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Pax
Alcohol/vol 12.59%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Syrah Kobler Family Vineyard, which is a cool Russian River site, tips the scales at only 12.6% alcohol, but it has incredible phenolic maturity because of the long, cool growing season at this site. Notes of bacon fat, violets, blackberry, and cassis as well as licorice and some exotic apricots make an impression in this inky/purple wine of great intensity, fabulous texture, and stunning purity. The exotic influence comes from the 10% Viognier co-fermented with the Syrah. This is a tour de force in winemaking, and should age brilliantly for 10-15 years.

Robert Parker, December 2007