Our winemaker Jacob Toft and I have long been devotees of the wines from the Rhône Valley in France. Whites, Reds, Rosés; Côte Rotie, Condrieu, Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Bandol—all of it. It is our and other’s belief that Paso Robles has a marvelous climate and soils in which to grow the great Rhone Varieties: Syrah, Grenach, Mourvedre, Viognier, Roussanne, and more.
Our production is very limited with some lots as small as a few dozen cases. 2009 was our first "full" vintage.
An April 2011 frost wiped out Caliza's Viognier. This is an excellent version of 100% Roussanne.
From Caliza vineyard. 77% Roussanne, 23% Viognier. Rich fruit but bone dry. Some folks call it the anti-Chardonnay. Wine Spectator: "Offers appealing, tangy, juicy flavors of grapefruit, melon, peach and apple on a light and refreshing frame." AVAILABILITY: PRETTY GOOD (4/23/13)
Inquiry 2013 Rosé of Grenache, Mourvedre, & Syrah. Bright, crisp watermelon flavors. Sadly only 38 cases made. Won't last long.
From the weird and wonderful 2011 vintage, this is a Grenache (69%) Syrah (16%) and some Cinsault & Tannat from two westside vineyards new to us, Hearthstone and Cocavin. Bright, forward fruit, good with many kinds of meat dishes. 88 points Wine Enthusiast.
Huge rich ripe blend of three Syrahs (85%), Grenache (10%), and Mourvedre (5$) from Caliza Vineyard. Aged 22 months in new and neutral oak. Not for the faint of heart, but accessible now. Wine Spectator: "Intense and rustic, with a chewy mix of dark berry, mineral, cedar and black licorice, maintaining focus and ending with firm tannins." AVAILABILITY (4/23/13) PRETTY GOOD BUT GOING QUICKLY.
A rich lush red from Caliza Vineyard. A blend of 55% Mourvedre and 45% Grenache. "Intense and muscular, with gutsy tar, tobacco, dark berry and a touch of leather. Ends with firm, loamy tannins." -Wine Spectator. A hit every time we've poured it for people. NEW RELEASE - 125 CASES MADE. WILL GO QUICKLY.
See description for 750 ml. THIS IS A MAGNUM.
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