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CALIXA CABERNET-SYRAH 2020

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808-1156-9900443
$19.99

A classic new-world blend of two bold grapes, showcasing the Valle de Guadalupe terroir with its sun drenched vineyards andsandy granite soils. This is a bountiful wine with flavors of ripened blackberries, tart bing-cherries and a subtle floral note of violets & fragrant lilacs. Truly a delicious crowd pleaser with or without food.

Varietal(s)

80% Cabernet Sauvignon& 20% Syrah.

Maturation Type & Time

Aged for 9 months in secondand third use French oak barriquesto preserve primary aromas.

Pairing

Serve alongside your favorite comfortfoods such as grilled burgers, pepperonipizza or pasta. Excellent when served withMexican dishes such as Mole sauceenchiladas, meatball stew in a hearty chipotle sauce and carnitas tacos with allthe fixings. This wine can stand up to theintense flavors of most spicy dishes quitewell. Incredible with BBQ.

Vineyard

Ojos Negros Valley & Guadalupe Valley.

Tasting Notes

A limpid wine with medium-layer violettones and deep cherry color.

Nose

It's a frank and expressive wine with highintensity and great aromatic quality. Thishearty wine is highlighted by the aroma ofripe black fruits such as blackberry andtart Bing cherry, interlaced with thesignature licorice tone. The nose is complemented by a subtle floral note ofviolets and fragrant lilacs, sitting upon abottom layer of Mediterranean herbs.

Palate

Dry on the palate with fresh acidity. Denseand chewy. A truly delicious crowdpleaser. Well-balanced with a longpersistent finish. It is a full-bodied winewith silky round tannins.

Alcohol content: 13.9% 

Harvest Date: September-October 2020 

Harvest sugar: 22-24 Brix 

Bottling date: January 2022 

Residual sugar: 0.58 g/L

Total acidity: 5.55 g/L PH: 3.80 

Extra enological techniques: Two daily pump-overs 2/3 of fermentation (also with delestage) then only one. No fining.

Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks for 10-15 days at 75°F, then maceration for one week, racked off gross lees to add malolactic bacteria.

 

AWARDS

Gold Medals

• 2019 - CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN,FRANCIA, 2021

• 2019 - MEXICO INTERNATIONAL WINECOMPETITION, ENSENADA, 2021.

Silver Medals

• 2020 – VINALIES INTERNATIONAL, UNIONFRANÇAIS DES OENOLOGUES, FRANCIA,2022.

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