2018 Pax "Sonoma Hillsides" Russian River Valley Syrah (750ml)
"It is a superb, vivid wine that Pax fans will want to own."
- Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
"The 2018 Syrah Sonoma-Hillsides is gorgeous. Inky dark fruit, spice, licorice and dried herbs all flesh out with a bit of coaxing. At this stage, the 2018 is remarkably primary, but there is tremendous intensity and richness waiting to emerge more fully. Although the 2018 doesn't quite have the aromatic breadth and layers of the 2016, it is a superb, vivid wine that Pax fans will want to own. The Sonoma-Hillsides is a blend of fruit from Castelli-Knight Ranch, Griffins Lair and Nellessen. The grapes are crushed by foot, using 100% whole clusters, and undergo carbonic maceration, an approach that works so well with this fruit. Aging is done in concrete. Drinking window: 2020 - 2028. 96 points" - AG (Vinous, Apr. 2020)