Lloyd of Calcareous
/ Paso Robles
The Lloyd of Calcareous showcases fruit from Calcareous' Estate Bordeaux Varietals. This cuvee of each vintage, is the first to be put together, as the best lots from each of Calcareous' blocks is blended together to form this signature wine. It is the goal for this wine to be the prime example of the quality of fruit produced by Calcareous' home estate.
Beautifully deep dark reds and purples indicate the massive nature of Calcareous' Estate Bordeaux blend. The warm, dry vintage is expressed by ripe aromas of figs, plums, and heavy florals filling the nose. Bright acids and fall spice from Cabernet Franc and Merlot combine with dark fruits from fully ripe Petit Verdot to build a simply colossal wine. Huge tannins from extended maceration fill the mid-palate before the wine turns more savory and elegant. Perfectly integrated French Oak accentuates the signature chalky mineral finishing notes, marking this wine as one of the truest expressions of Calcareous' terroir.
Pairs well with filet mignon, bleu and aged cheeses.
points of distinction
- The first blend of each vintage, made of the best lots from each of the blocks.
- The prime example of the quality of fruit produced at Calcareous Vineyard.
vineyard details +
Calcareous Vineyards is located on Peachy Canyon Road in the westside hills of Paso Robles, California. Established in 2000, Calcareous Vineyards is a 442 acre estate that begins about one mile to the west of town and stretches for several miles towards the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
about the grape +
Cabernet Franc usually shows tart red cherry and wild currant aromas and flavors with an herbal, spicy character. In the Loire, esp. Chinon and Saumur-Champigny, this grape shows firm minerality.
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Well-made Malbec is a dark, perfumed wine with rich, blackberry and damson plum fruit, aromas of violets and tobacco, and ripe, juicy tannins. In France, may be mineral, structured and austere.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Petit Verdot makes a dark, firmly structured, tannic wine with superbly balancing acidity, and fresh, full flavors and aromas of spice, pepper and black fruits with notes of violets.
– Jason Joyce, Winemaker
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