Wine critic, Jeb Dunnuck says, "Purple-colored, the 2018 Syrah saw 18 months in 60% new French oak. Lots of classic Paso Robles cassis and jammy blackberry fruits as well as notes of vanilla, peppery herbs, and charred steak all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has a voluptuous texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish." 95 Points
Sara Schneider of The Robb Report says, "The 2018 Caliza Syrah is inky, plush and hedonistic. A deep, alluring nose opens with intriguing smoked meat, crushed herb and fragrant tobacco leaf layered with blueberry fruit. Generous, full-bodied and ripe on the palate, it delivers loads of plump berries—back raspberry, mulberry—through an incredibly long, textural finish."
Wine critic, Owen Bargreen says, "This is their highest production wine, as the 2018 ‘Estate’ Syrah shows up deeply concentrated once in the glass, as this was aged in 60% new French oak pror to bottling. The nose comes off very smoky and savory with bacon fat and cigar box notes alongside shades of black currant cordial. The palate is plush and soft, as the concentration and finesse holds in place this beautiful black-fruit driven wine. Drink 2022-2032" - 94 pts