Pax Mahle Wines

Pax Mahle Wines

Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah 2022

Smoked meat! — a month ago

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Cuvée Christine North Coast Syrah 2005

Guilty pleasure. Still drinking well. — 2 months ago

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Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah 2011

Hello, California Syrah!!

From everything we’ve read, the Alder Springs Vineyard sounds like a truly majestic place.

It’s isolated in an undeveloped part of northern Mendocino County, situated in California’s North Coast region, where the steep and rugged terrain meet sweeping views of the ocean, bordered by rivers, redwoods, and snowcapped mountains… elevation stretches up to 1,800 feet above sea level.

It’s no wonder so many acclaimed producers, like Pax Mahle, source their fruit from here, where vines are sustainably farmed and cared for by Stuart Bewley. We were fortunate to visit Pax in Sebastopol in 2022, where we picked up this 2011 Cahto Ridge Alder Springs Vineyard Syrah. We’ve been waiting patiently to taste it. And here we are.

100% Syrah. Whole cluster fermented. Aged 12 months in neutral French oak barrels.

This wine is deep ruby trending towards garnet. The aromas are concentrated with ripe boysenberry, black cherry, blackcurrant, next to violet, black peppercorn, licorice, cured meat, peat moss, smoke, clove, leather and olive notes. On the palate, it is dry with medium (+) acidity, a medium (+) body, high alcohol (14.6% ABV), medium (+) fine-grained tannins, and a long, elegant finish.

It’s both elegant and wild all at the same time and we love it.

— 5 months ago

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Sonoma Coast Syrah 2020

Lean and delicious. Violets. Smoked meat. So much better than the last one I had nine months ago. Previous bottle may have been flawed. — a month ago

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North Coast Syrah 2022

2022 vintage. Prettier nose of crushed violets and lavender. Label says “bottled without fining or filtration.” Medium body. 13.0% ABV. 100% Syrah. Big tannins afoot. A tad meaty in the flavors but not overwhelmingly so. 3.17.24. — 3 months ago

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The Vicar Red Blend 2020

50:50 Grenache/Mourvedre. Whole cluster, neutral oak and concrete. Juicy and elegant. Sneaky fine tannins. 13.5%. Winner. — 5 months ago

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Cuvée Keltie Syrah

Dark without any brown edge. Deep brooding will evolve over the next decade or more! — 8 months ago

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Fannuchi-Wood Road Vineyard Trousseau Gris 2023

1L growler refills off the tap FTW. A bit longer on the skins in ‘23. This is my favorite vintage of this wine yet, didn’t love previous vintages. This feels closer to the Jolie-Laide version. That’s a good thing. — 2 months ago

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Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah 2019

Hits all the notes for Syrah I'd expect from the Rhone plus some fleshy valor fruit. Good freshness. One of the better examples of the grape from CA. — 4 months ago

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Kobler Family Vineyard Syrah 2005

‘05 in ‘23. Color and depth to the edge. Good color. Blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry, cherry and leather on the nose. Deep and layered on the palate. Dense. Game. All mixed fruits. Beautiful wine. — 6 months ago

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