Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
My favorite of the Pax Malhe Wind Gap wines so far, as it is the most developed and perfumed at this stage, making it easy to love now, though it will also gain with a bit of bottle age. This wine has forward Syrah fruit and shows beautiful violets and sweet spices on the nose and on the palate with lots of boysenberry and blueberry fruit. This Syrah is as thick as the other Syrahs, but also has a touch more elegance and class, while giving up only a slight bit of power and intensity. This is a proven vineyard and winemaker, so can highly recommend this vintage and hope you enjoy it as much as me! This forward and beautiful Syrah is all about pleasure and will keep gaining and developing over the next year to two years, making for a wonderful wine for short term cellaring and early drinking!
(Available by special order, very limited, at Rancho Cellars, call 1-831-625-5646)