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2005 Pax - Syrah Griffin's Lair 750ml
2005 Pax - Syrah Griffin's Lair
USA - California - Sonoma - Sonoma Coast
Red / Syrah
2005 Pax - Syrah Griffin's Lair
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Professional Reviews

IWC
93

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 132

($55) Inky ruby. Powerful, fruit-driven bouquet shows a wild, spicy red and dark berry quality, along with an exotic sandalwood tone. Lush, seamless and intensely red berry-flavored, with velvety texture and completely integrated tannins. A very suave, sexy syrah, finishing with persistent strawberry and powerful Asian spice character.

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WA
94

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 174

The 2005 Syrah Griffin's Lair, from a hillside Sonoma Coast site that is wind-swept, exhibits beautiful flowery bacon and lead pencil notes intermixed with some meat juices, blackberry, and cassis. The wine is full-bodied, rather opulent, fleshy, and mouthfilling with no hard edges, and should drink beautifully for 5-8 years.

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WS
92

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

A rich, loamy, earthy style, with cedar, tobacco, dried currant, sage and spicy mineral and pebble flavors. Much like a Hermitage in its flavor profile and complexity. 646 cases made.

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VF
95

Vinfolio Author: Vinfolio Team Issue: 175

A penetrating nose of rich black fruit and polished licorice, blackberry and currant. Beautiful stuff with amazing concentration and smoke. Low acidity makes it very approachable.

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Community Reviews

94

Patrick Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 12/23/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2018

Smoke, olive, bacon. Savory and in its prime

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Koby Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 03/04/2012 Drink Dates: 2009-2012 Site Blog: The Wine Forum

Not sure if it was corked, but was not its usual self....too funked out at first, did not blow off much but it did last a few days later when I tried it and it mellowed some of the funk.

95

J.A.C.K. Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 02/14/2011 Drink Dates: 2010-2015

Possesses a dense ruby/purple color. It's velvetly smooth and delicously rich with hints of licorice, blackberries, tar and spice. A stellar effort from one of my favorite Pax vineyard sites. This wine lingers on the finish for nearly a full minute. Profound!

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

95

Dan McD Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 10/12/2009

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

94

wineme.310 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 11/28/2008

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

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