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Pax Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, Mendocino 2021 (750 ml)

Pax Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, Mendocino 2021 (750 ml)

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A new wine for us, this blend is replacing The Vicar, which had a solid 10 year run, but once we lost the old-vine Mourvedre component that gave The Vicar its soul, we felt it best to retire that wine altogether. This glorious expression of Co-fermented Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah is bold, concentrated and exotic.  As usual we believe that this classic combination of grape varieties are best enjoyed when they are not smothered in new oak flavors and weighed down with excessive alcohol. These two exceptional mountain sites give this wine its complexity and concentration.

65% Alder Springs Vineyard

35% Halcon Vineyard

100% Whole Cluster

40% Grenache

40% Mourvedre

20% Syrah

Aged in Concrete and neutral French Oak 500L Puncheons

Free SO2 – 20ppm

3.8 pH

13.5% Alc By Vol

Tasting Note:

Floral and effusive this vibrant purple beast is layered and exotic and loaded to the brim with lavender, herbs, flowers and fruit.  Dense and concentrated but not thick and syrupy. Zesty and unmistakably delicious, this is one that we have been very excited about releasing into the wild. Absolutely crushable now, but sure to gain nuance with some bottle age, if you can resist drinking all of yours right away.

Pax Wines:

Pax and Pam moved to wine country in 1997 to create a lifestyle that involved working with wine. After a few years of tasting and sourcing wine from all over California, Pax finally found a vineyard in which he felt a kismet connection. Alder Springs Vineyard was the site and subsequently led to the launch of the PAX brand in 2000.

The Mahles made a bold choice by favoring the “untapped potential"  of the Syrah grape. Their entire lineup of wines came from cool climate vineyards in  Sonoma County and Mendocino. These wines were big, rich expressions of Syrah that went on to be highly sought after. As a result, Pax quickly became established as one of California’s premier producers of Syrah.

Presently, Pax Wines has evolved to include new and exciting varieties in addition to Syrah. This includes Trousseau Gris, Chenin Blanc, Gamay Noir, and Mission, along with a host of others recently planted. 

At Pax Wines winemaking is approached holistically. This is done by taking care to use only grapes that are grown without the use of chemicals and by hand making their wines with as little intervention as possible. As a result, all of their wines are crushed by foot and hand, and fermented using only natural yeasts. To taste these wines visit the urban winery and tasting room in the outdoor Barlow market in downtown Sebastopol.

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