For Immediate Release:
2010 CALCAREOUS SYRAH WINS SWEEPSTAKES AWARD FOR BEST RED
2014 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION
The San Francisco International Wine Competition is the largest and most respected competition in the United States.Over 5800 entries have submitted their very best. Calcareousâ€™ 2010 Syrah has been proven, by a panel of 60judges, to be best red wine above all the rest.
2010 Syrah, Paso Robles
Nose: Plum and caramel
Taste: Full bodied cream, mocha and bramble berry,
with a long spicy finish
Calcareous Vineyard is named as a tribute to our terroir.Our 442 acre estate begins three miles west of Paso Robles and stretches several miles west towards the Pacific Ocean.This limestone soil and our varied microclimates allow us to produce Bordeaux, Rhone and Burgundy varietal simultaneously.Our family winery has an uncompromising commitment to quality and wines of authentic vineyard expression.
Winemaker, Jason Joyce:
Jason was first introduced to the Central Coast of California while studying chemistry at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. After coming to grips with the fact that surfing would not pay the rent, he moved to San Francisco and spent 5 years working in the bio-tech industry as a chemist synthesizing research pharmaceuticals. Needing a break from the lab and the city, he returned to the Central Coast for what was planned to be a brief stint as a stainless-scrubber, grape-puncher, and barrel-mover in Paso Robles. The fit between the job requirements and Jasonâ€™s passions were total and immediate. He took on the job of Assistant Winemaker at Calcareous for 3 harvests. Starting with the 2010 harvest, Jason began work as head Winemaker at Calcareous, and with the confidence that amazing vineyards supply, he is ready to bring his passion for winemaking to your table.