2018 Caliza 'Companion' Red Blend Paso Robles
Caliza is Spanish for ‘limestone’, which is part of what makes their little plot of land in Paso so desirable. Dense purple-hued, with rocking notes of creme de cassi, led pencil, tobacco leaf and chocolate. Full bodied with seamless texture, gorgeous purity of fruit and ripe yet present tannins.
French Oak; 57% New
Total Varietal Composition %:
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Syrah
750 ml Bottle
A bend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2019 Companion has a sappy herb and sweet tobacco-driven nose as well as plenty of cassis fruit, medium to full body, a ripe, expansive mouthfeel, and outstanding length on the finish. There’s a green edge here, yet as a whole, the wine is terrific.