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Pax North Coast Syrah
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16¾/20

Pax North Coast Syrah 2018

North Coast Region, California, United StatesThis syrah was written as a love letter to the North Coast, taking grapes from Pax's favourite vineyards Castelli-Knight Ranch, Griffins Lair, Armagh, Nellessen, Hawks Butte, and Alder Springs. All was whole cluster (partial carbonic) and aged primarily in concrete with the remainder in neutral French oak barrels until bottling without fining or filtration. Wild and bright with juicy black plum, dark raspberry, black cherry, and sultry cola spicing, with hints of fennel salami, downy violet, and slightly sticky / resinous tannins drawing this medium bodied, youthful red to a snappy, espresso dusted finish. Primed for drinking now and over the short termTasted: 12 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 60.00 private wine shops Producer: Pax Mahle WinesDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 173763