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Pax

White Wine, 2015

It’s nearly impossible to find white wines crafted by Pax Mahle, as they’re made in such tiny lots, they disappear quickly. For Pax even to consider making a white, as with this Blue Apron collaboration, 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 results in powerful aromas and lush flavors. This wine is a blend of 35% Muscat, 35% Riesling and 30% Chardonnay.

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Pax White Wine is delightfully deceptive, as its fruity aromas suggest the wine is sugary—yet it’s almost completely dry, with a bright zestiness that makes your mouth water for more.

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Pale straw
APPEARANCE
Pale straw
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Peaches sillo
Peach
Crushed stones sillo
Crushed stones
Quince sillo
Quince
Blood orange sillo
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 the these opulent, often buttery wines pair so well with lobster—dunked in melted butter, of course.

TASTING TIP

The wine’s fruit aromas and flavors make the wine seem sweet, but it’s quite dry. If the wine were sweet, it would feel viscous or syrupy.

A lush white wine stands up perfectly to the richness of the crusty, crispy fish.

A plush red is a sure thing with salmon, and even better when tomatoes brighten the dish.

The dish combines sweetness, heat, and creaminess. The wine's fruitiness unites those flavors without overpowering the dish.

When sweetness and spicy heat meet on the plate, pour an intensely aromatic wine to help bring both into balance.

Pour an intensely fruity white to offset the dish's saltiness, and let its full aromas mingle with the dish's herbal notes.

A flavorful white wine with full aromas is a perfect match for the herbal notes and fresh summer flavors on the plate.

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More About The Wine

Although California’s North Coast comprises six counties north of San Francisco, much of this wine comes from grapes grown in high-elevation vineyards in Lake County—a sunny, dry, inland 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 the 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
    French oak (Chardonnay) and stainless steel (Riesling and Muscat)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    14.2%
  • FARMING
    Conventional
North coast region map

Tasting Notes from Members