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AN EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBER OF BOXED THREE-BOTTLE SETS ARE AVAILABLE,
ONE BOTTLE OF EACH OF OUR INAUGURAL VINTAGE OF PASXA WINES.

2018 PÁŠXA RIVER ROCK SYRAH

“From a great site in the Rocks region of Walla Walla, the 2018 Syrah River Rock Vineyard checks in as 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier that was all destemmed and will see 18 months in 35% new, larger format French oak. This deep purple-hued barrel sample is already complex and has lots of floral, olive, and peppery, meaty notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured style on the palate. It certainly has plenty of Rocks character yet also beautiful purity of fruit, ripe tannins, and a great finish. There are only 200 cases made.”

94-96 points Jeb Dunnuck JebDunnuck.com

“Inky and deep once in the glass, the 2018 Pášxa ‘River Rock Vineyard’ Syrah is another gorgeous effort from this exciting inaugural release. Given an hour of air in the decanter, the Syrah opens with bright violet tones that deftly combine with shades of Hoisin sauce, beef drippings, and aromas of Black Forest Cake, with stony undertones on this beautiful nose. The heady aromatics bring you back to the glass for more enjoyment. The palate reveals a sinfully good texture and downright voluptuous mouthfeel — clearly Todd Alexander’s genius at work. You are immediately greeted with a great range of black fruits (huckleberry, boysenberry, black raspberry) alongside smoldering stones, Umami, Spanish green olive and shades of bacon fat on the palate. The combination of richness, range and acidity here is just gorgeous. Sensational to savor in its youth, this will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2021-2031”
 
96 points Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com
 

 

2018 PÁŠXA RIVER ROCK GRENACHE

“More wild strawberry, herbes de Provence, framboise, and spice emerge from the 2018 Grenache River Rock Vineyard, and it’s one sexy, seamless, floral Grenache that does everything right. It too is already complex and hard to resist, with medium to full-bodied richness as well as terrific purity, yet it’s going to have a solid 10- to 15-year drink window.”

93-95 points Jeb Dunnuck JebDunnuck.com

“Highly perfumed and fragrant, the 2018 Pášxa ‘River Rock Vineyard’ is a resounding achievement in this enticing vintage for red wines. Needing a one hour decant, once awoken, the wine shows off pretty ripe red currants and red cherry candy combine with shades of green olive, Umami, and a dusting of white pepper that complete the beautiful range of aromatics. The palate is soft and voluptuous with a velvety mouthfeel. The wine shows a seamless quality, effortlessly gliding across the mid-palate. Layers of guava puree, Kalamata olive, red raspberry cordial, red rose water and Mandarin orange rind flavors all brilliantly combine, with stony and salty undertones. After more air, this becomes more seamless — all leading to the brilliant red fruit, wet stone and citrus rind driven finish. A resounding success even in its youth, this gorgeous and very pretty new Grenache wine from The Rocks District, will provide drinking enjoyment for another decade. Be sure to give this beauty plenty of air if enjoying now. Drink 2021-2031”

95 points Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com

2018 PÁŠXA SJR SYRAH

“Pášxa is one of the few wineries that sources from the illustrious ‘SJR Vineyard’ owned by Steve Robertson and located in the Walla Walla Rocks AVA. Initially aromatically reticent, this is really needing more than an hour in the decanter to be fully awoken. The nose is well-worth the wait, as black pepper dusted venison and Umami aromatics are woven together with blackberry jelly, black tea, white truffle shavings and exotic spices that all take shape in the glass. The palate is soft and plush with a seamless texture that effortlessly glides. The flavor range is seriously good with bulls blood and nori tones that mingle with blood orange zest, peat moss, wild blackberry and Earl Grey tea flavors. The combination of texture, length, sour fruits and Umami character makes this unmistakably Rocks. The oak integration here is also gorgeous, as this generous yet pillowy Syrah will provide drinking enjoyment over the next ten plus years. Drink 2021-2031”

97 points Owen Bargreen, owenbargreen.com

“The 2018 Syrah SJR Vineyard just about screams Syrah with its huge nose of crème de cassis, rendered bacon fat, crushed violets, and smoke game. This all carries to a medium to full-bodied Syrah that has a stacked mid-palate, ripe, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. This release is 100% Syrah that was mostly destemmed (don’t worry, it has plenty of meaty, almost stemmy notes) and will spend 18 months in mostly used French oak. There are a tiny 60 cases to go around.”

94-96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com

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