Callaghan Vineyards

Archives: July 2011

Caleo "Calea" Fiano, Sicilia 2010

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Pale yellow.

Aromas of white peach, pear, nut skin and bit of citrus. Fresh, bright.

Round with nice flesh. Nice acidity lifts incrementally. Really nice balance of fruit and acid. Great Summer action.

$18. A bottling made by/for the importer (Polaner. Very interesting guy/company). Fiano is an ancient variety from the Campania region of Italy. Synthetic cork. Drink up.

Capafons-Osso "Mas de Masos" Priorat 2000

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Deep red/purple.

Vinturi – great nose of sexy oak spices, crushed blackberry, earth and shoe polish.

Intense, linear feel in the mouth, with a slight textural sweetness. Blackberry and earth flavors ride through a rather pent-up mid-palate. Grainy, acid/tannin constriction shuts down the front teeth in the finish. This needs several more years in the cellar, but is now far more giving than my last bottle a few years ago. I believe this is a Carignan dominant blend (and it shows).

$35 on release