Pax bottle

Pax

White Wine, 2015

It’s nearly impossible to find white wines crafted by Pax Mahle—they’re made in such tiny lots, they disappear quickly. For Pax even to consider making a white, as he did specially for us, the grapes must promise the same aromatic intensity and food-friendliness of his critically acclaimed reds. To achieve this, he sourced grapes from sunny, high-elevation vineyards stressed by cool air and poor soil, which result in powerful aromas and lush flavors.

Profile

Pax White is delightfully deceptive, as its powerful aromas suggest the wine is more intense than it actually is. For all its concentration the wine is also very elegant, with a brightness that makes your mouth water for more.

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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Peach
Crushed stones
Quince
Blood orange

Pairing

Uncork lush, fruity whites—such as California Chardonnay and white Rhône blends—when you want to pair like with like and revel in the richness. That’s why these opulent, often buttery wines pair so well with lobster—dunked in melted butter, of course.

More About The Wine

California’s North Coast comprises six counties north of San Francisco. Much of this wine comes from grapes grown in high-elevation vineyards in inland Lake County—a sunny, dry area that’s also one of California’s coolest. The chilly air slows the grapes’ ripening and gives the wines their trademark, mouthwatering freshness.

DID YOU KNOW?

Cool air in high-elevation vineyards slows down the buildup of sugars and preserves acidity as the grapes ripen. The result is a tangier-tasting wine.

  • VARIETY
    White Wine
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    North Coast, California
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (Muscat and Riesling) & French oak (Chardonnay)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    14.2%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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