2004 Pax - Syrah Alder Springs The Terraces 1.5L

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2004 Pax - Syrah Alder Springs The Terraces

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International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)?

($75; includes some co-fermented viognier; from light soil rich in decomposing sandstone and tufa) Saturated medium ruby. Extremely unevolved nose features some exotic suggestions of apricot, peach and spice. Powerful, firmly built and superripe, with penetrating acidity and a distinct peppery element from the fermentation with the stems. Strong in tannic acidity, notes Mahle. As ripe as this is, there's nothing heavy about it. Still, this very juicy, tight wine is distinctly edgy today and is dominated by its spine. Needs patience.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Wine Advocate | 93

The 2004 Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard The Terraces exhibits beautiful, pure blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with smoke and toasty oak. Rich, broad, and savory with light to moderate tannin, it will drink well for 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 168

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Score: 86
Author: Seaway J
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/02/2010
simple wine, surprising acidity
Score: 89
Author: Marty M272
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/13/2009
This wine carries a high level of acidity. Acidity did not calm down after hours in decanter. I was hoping that enough fruit would come through to back it up.
Score: 92
Author: Neal
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/17/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
15+% alcohol, but carried it nicely. This is a brooding and fairly backward wine, but nicely made and will develop considerably. This will always be a masculine wine, as opposed to some Terraces vintages that possess a bit more finesse.
More Vintages and Sizes of Pax - Syrah Alder Springs The Terraces :

2005 (1.5L)
2005 (750ml)

About This Producer


Pax Mahle produced a wide selection of vineyard-designate Syrahs from Northern California under this label for many years before leaving to begin another project, Wind Gap. Under the Pax label, he utilized indigenous fermentations, minimal handling, unobtrusive use of French oak and bottling without filtering or fining. Great care was always taken in the vineyards to produce the best fruit possible by maintaining the vines on an individual basis and ensuring low yields. In addition to many Syrahs, Pax also produced several white wines including Roussanne, Viognier, and a white blend. In 2009, with the departure of Mahle, the brand was re-named Donelan Wines.

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