Caliza Estate Syrah 2016 - 750ml

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93pts Wine Enthusiast

Inviting aromas of cassis, sharp purple flowers, espresso bean and charred wood float across the nose on this bottling. The palate is lively with mocha and cappuccino-foam flavors that are well integrated into the black-currant fruit, and the acid powers deeply into the finish. Drink now through 2031. MATT KETTMANN

91pts Wine Spectator

Dark and gutsy, with concentrated black currant, licorice and stony mineral flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Best from 2021 through 2026. 250 cases made. — TF

Winemaker Notes

Glass-coating layers of brilliant magenta and sexy violet segue to an explosion of dried blueberries, freshly baked berry cobbler, grilled meats and bouquet of dried herbs jump from the glass. This is another rich and powerful Caliza Syrah for sure with firm yet approachable tannins and long lingering presence on the palate. In Carl's optinion, the 2016 is a "homerun" that can be enjoyed now or cellared for over a decade.