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2004 Pax Viognier Aphrodite

  • 93 WA
  • 86 IWC
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SKU: 115731-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 86

    ($38; 100% viognier; from a vineyard on Spring Mountain that Mahle describes as the steepest in the North Coast) Slightly hazy pale color. Aromas of exotic fruits, nutmeats and warm bread suggest incipient oxidation. A bit fresher in the mouth, but with obviously high alcohol and a baked bread element. More texture than flavor here. Not my style. Mahle chose not to label this wine as Napa Valley, explaining that he's |a cool-climate guy.|
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    Pax has added a white wine to the portfolio, and, not surprisingly, the 2004 Viognier Aphrodite, which was put through full malolactic, is one of the finest Viogniers I have tasted from California. Fashioned from fruit grown in white volcanic ash soils, it boasts tremendous, sexy notes of litchi, peaches, and apricots, accompanied by a wonderful minerality, and a full-bodied, super-concentrated style. Sadly, there are only 150 cases of this white beauty. Enjoy it over the next several years. I suspect the bottled 2003s may be largely sold out due to the insatiable demand of Pax's mailing list.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2008
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 77 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors