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2005 Pax Syrah Majik Vineyard

  • 88 WA
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 157055-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($90) Opaque purple. Explosively aromatic aromas of red and dark berries complicated by strong graphite and iron notes and intense florality. Brilliant raspberry and blueberry flavors are deep and concentrated but also energized by vibrant minerality and framed by fine-grained tannins. Really gorgeous syrah with vivid Northern Rhone character and a sweet, remarkably long finish. One of the most striking wines of my trip-and the alcohol is a shockingly low 11.5%!.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    The 2005 Syrah Majik Vineyard is a dead ringer for a French Crozes-Hermitage. Smoky, gamey tapenade and other black notes are present in this wine, which has a certain austerity, medium body, and an angular finish. The wine is excellent but hardly inspiring, but those looking for low-alcohol Syrahs will be pleased to know it is among the lowest ever made at Pax, well under 13%. Exciting wines seem to emerge annually from Pax Mahle, a self-trained winemaker (and all the better for it), and owner Joe Donelan. The 2005s are just hitting the shelf, and there are some sensational ones for sure.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Not a great effort. Unexciting on the front end with little to no finish.
    Author: mgsanchez
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

  • 171 bottles owned
  • 37 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 85
    (Out of 37 collectors)