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2005 Pax Wine Cellars Syrah Majik Vineyard Sonoma Coast
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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007

($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%!.

88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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