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Caliza Winery

Caliza Winery

THE WINE

Caliza is a small, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the coveted Willow Creek district of Paso Robles, California. Our focus is on crafting wines from varietals common to the Rhône Valley of France - Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Viognier, among others. But like many winemakers in Paso Robles, we like to throw a surprise or two in the mix. Our wines reflect what we feel are an excellent example of what the region has to offer – bold, yet elegant wines that drink well today and well into the future.

THE LATEST WORD


Central Coast: The 2017s and 2018s
By Jeb Dunnuck – October 31, 2019 *All 2018 Reviews were barrel samples*
2018 Companion:      93-95 points
“The 2018 Companion, checking in as 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Syrah, is another terrific looking barrel sample. More cassis, blue fruits, Asian spices, and dried herb notes all emerge from the glass. Full-bodied, ripe, and sexy, it’s a seamless blend that’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate.”                    
2018 Grenache:         92-94 points
“Coming mostly from estate fruit and all Grenache, the 2018 Grenache offers a deep purple color as well as a great nose of blue fruits, wild strawberries, candied orange, and pepper. It's exotic and pure, with loads to love, and will drink nicely right out of the gate.”
2018 Mourvedre:       93-95 points
“Meaty blue fruits, bloody meat, ground herbs, and peppery notes all emerge from the 2018 Mourvèdre, which is full-bodied, already complex, and has tons of character. It saw lots of stems in the fermenters, and while it shows, it’s nicely integrated, balanced, and it’s an impressive Mourvèdre.”
2018 Reserve Syrah: 95-97+ points
“The 2018 Syrah Reserve is a barrel selection, and there are roughly 150 cases produced. Lots of blue fruits, liquid violets, pepper, and a kiss of oak all flow to a full-bodied, beautifully balanced Syrah. It has stunning purity of fruit and is flawlessly put together, and it’s certainly up with the crème de la crème of the appellation. It might be the finest wine I’ve ever tasted from the estate as well.”
2018 Syrah:               94-96 points
“The 2018 Syrah, which is all from the Willow Creek District, is another stunning wine from this estate. Stunning notes of black and blue fruits, crushed violets, bacon fat, and spring flower notes all flow to a full-bodied, flawlessly balanced Syrah that has beautiful tannins and a great sense of purity and elegance.”
 
2017 Azimuth:  92 points
2017 Companion:  92-94+ points
2017 Grenache:  91 points
2017 Kän-krēt Grenache:  90 points       
2017 Primitivo:  91 points
2017 Sympatico:  92+ points
2017 Syrah:  93 points

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THE DIRT

THE LAND

Caliza is Spanish for "limestone", which is an important component of Caliza's vineyard. The 20-acre vineyard is predominantly comprised of hillsides with south-facing slopes. This orientation is preferable due to the maximum sun exposure for the vines. The lower vineyard blocks are at 900 feet above sea level and range up to 1200 feet at the highest blocks. Being located within the Templeton Gap area, the vineyard faces significant swings in day and night temperatures with as much as 40 degree variations. This allows the fruit to hold onto its acidity as long as possible during the long, warm growing season.

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THE STORY

Carl Bowker, a relative newcomer to the world of winemaking, has followed a long yet steady path towards his goal of producing special wines. Born and raised in Hawaii, Carl began his farming experience while tagging along with his father, an irrigation specialist to the local farms. This early introduction left a lasting impression and true appreciation for soils and the farming life. Little did he realize that this childhood curiosity would lead him to the special soils of Paso Robles, California.

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THE CLUB

Joining Caliza’s Wine Club is the best way to ensure you have access to our limited production and member-exclusive wines, as well as enjoying a number of benefits.

Doce

12 bottles per shipment,
member's selection from current releases.

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 20% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases.
  • Members can customize the wines included in each shipment.
  • All inclusive wine shipping on all club shipments
  • All inclusive wine shipping on orders of 6 or more bottles throughout the year

Alta

6 bottles per shipment,
specially selected by our winemaker.

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 20% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases
  • Access to special cuvees and members-only releases
  • Access to members-only events

Vista

4 bottles per shipment,
specially selected by our winemaker

2 shipments per year, Spring and Fall.

  • 15% discount on all club shipments, online orders, and tasting room purchases
  • Access to special cuvees and members-only releases
  • Access to members-only events

THE EXPERIENCE

TASTING ROOM

2570 Anderson Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Tasting Reservations

We offer outdoor seated tastings with advanced appointments Thursday through Monday from 11am - 4:30pm. Reservations are required and can be made with Tock or by clicking on the link below. We currently are offering an elevated experience with an expertly paired cheese pairing from Vivant Fine Cheese that can be purchased on-site during your tasting. If you would like to bring a picnic lunch you may do so, please note that if your appointment time goes over 1 hour and 15 minutes we may ask to move to a picnic table to enjoy your lunch and a bottle or glass of wine if you choose. Caliza wine club members please use the email address associated with your membership in order to have your complimentary tasting allocation applied. We look forward to hosting you for an outdoor tasting experience at our estate tasting room soon!

In advance of your visit, please read through our Responses to COVID-19 documentation so you will be prepared for the new way of tasting here at Caliza.

*Give us a call for same-day appointment availability.

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Virtual Tasting Reservations

We invite you to book your own personal or group shared virtual tasting experience. Sip on our estate-grown, Rhône inspired, organically farmed wines and discover what makes Caliza one of the top wineries and vineyards in beautiful Paso Robles, all from the comfort of your home! Click the link below to learn more! 

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*Please contact us at 805-237-1480 or info@calizawinery.com for curbside pickup or if you have questions about a reservation or club shipment pick-up.

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