Marquis de Grinon 2013 Caliza, $19.99
40% Petit Verdot, 35% Graciano, 35%Syrah
"Caliza" means limestone in Spanish, used in naming this wine so as to pay homage
to the unique soil profile at this Dominio de Valdepusa estate. The moderate layer of clay topsoil
over rocky limestone leads to elegantly structured wines. Caliza is a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot
which are fermented in stainless steel followed by one year in new and second passage French oak.
Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of blackberries and cassis
with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky
with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish.
** 90 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate **
$21.99 at wine.com Really? Really.