Pax Castelli-Knight Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, California

Item No. 87642
  • red wine
  • RP95
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Winemaker's Notes

We undoubtedly think that this is one of the most singular expressions of Syrah in our stable. Regardless of vintage, the vineyard driven character of this wine is unmistakable. Always on the large side, with the serious tannins of a marvelously ripe Cornas, the 2004 reminds us more of the 2002 than the 2003 version of this wine, with sweeter fruit and riper tannins. Enjoy it and the 2002 while we all patiently await the potentially majestic 2003 to settle down. 100 % Syrah 40 % new French Oak 16.55 % Alc by Vol 3.89 pH 275 cases produced Tasting Note: Fresh cracked black pepper, iron and spicy blackberry pie. Humongous in the mouth, (this one goes to 11) with outrageously sweet fruit, mouthwatering acidity, teeth-staining tannin and that density of palate that you can only get from low yielding vines grown on a rocky hillside. More soil inflected flavors of iron and spice lead into a ripe tannic finish. So basically this is typical Castelli-Knight Ranch Syrah!

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Pax Wine Cellars is focusing on the production of premium vineyard-designated Syrah based wines from the North Coast of California. We hope to eventually add a Grenache based wine, and a Northern Rhone inspired white wine. Quality is key and sourcing exceptional sources for these two wines is paramount. Our Mission Statement is simply stated; To produce reference point Syrah...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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