2005 Pax Cellars Syrah Obsidian

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2005 Pax Cellars Syrah Obsidian

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2007
The 2005 Syrah Obsidian Vineyard is from Knight's Valley. This is steep hillside vineyard stuff with a dense dark purple color a phenomenally rich nose of brioche acacia flowers blackberry and blueberry jam intermixed... The 2005 Syrah Obsidian Vineyard is from Knight's Valley. This is steep hillside vineyard stuff with a dense dark purple color a phenomenally rich nose of brioche acacia flowers blackberry and blueberry jam intermixed with some white chocolate and perhaps hints of fig and truffle. The wine is spicy full-bodied incredibly opulent and thick even unctuously textured with great purity and richness. Moreover the glycerin and viscosity cover up some huge tannins. This is an amazingly big thick wine but it still cascades over the palate like a waterfall. This wine should come into its own in several years and drink well for 10-15. 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. Tel. (707) 591-0782; Fax (707) 591-0784
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2007
nky ruby. A huge room-filling bouquet of dark cherry blackcurrant candied violet and licorice offers enormous sex appeal and great clarity. Lush inky and powerfully built with impressively energetic dark berry and cherry... nky ruby. A huge room-filling bouquet of dark cherry blackcurrant candied violet and licorice offers enormous sex appeal and great clarity. Lush inky and powerfully built with impressively energetic dark berry and cherry compote flavors. Very fine tannins add support but this is almost too big for its pants. Lovely boysenberry and mulberry flavors are given focus by subtle minerality with the finish showing outstanding focus and persistence. I was really struck by the mix of ripeness and freshness here. 94 points