Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pax "Griffin's Lair" Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2006

Opaque purple/black.

Vinturi - Loaded, deep nose of menthol, melted licorice, kalamata olive, fig paste, toasted oak and brine.

Round, extremely deep and quite suave in the mouth. Absolutely loaded flavor pixel count. Grainy tannin suffuse palate. Saline character repeats in the mouth. Creamy, dense entry and mid-palate. This is FK and bound to improve with a couple more years in bottle.

$50. This is my favorite bottling of CA Syrah. Need to get some of the newer versions from Donelan...