Pax Cuvee Moriah 2005

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Continuing the trend of writing about wines you can’t get, I yet felt compelled to write about this beauty from Pax (back when Pax Mahl was still winemaker). I purchased this when I was living in California 3 years ago. Time served it well.

I didn’t think new world Grenache could taste like this (technically this wine is 75% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 1% Roussanne). Underbrush, molten licorice, smoke, leather, pepper and crushed rocks – oh and beautiful raspberry and strawberry fruit. Impeccable balance. This is another example of real California wine. And the real reason I wrote this brief note: Pax Mahl really is a genius – follow him now at Wind Gap Wines, which are currently available in B.C. at Kits Wine and perhaps other shops.

Excellent to Excellent+
$45 in California (purchased 3 years ago) (I’ve seen some Pax in the B.C. market from time to time for $180+)


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