I’ve been to Calamus a number of times and never been disappointed. Derek and Pat have done a great job of setting up a winery that brings simple approachable wines at reasonable prices to the masses. I love what they have done with the old barn. It just seems consistent with the approach they take with the wine. Pat was behind the counter this time and as always the staff are great. Easy to talk to, not in the least pretentious, very down to earth! This wine is 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot. I was shocked, I would have sworn there was Pinot Noir in the blend. Dark and rusty in color. The nose has some oak, some red berries and again I would have said Pinot noir like. On the mid pallet the wine has rustic notes, some earthyness, some red berries, more towards strawberry. The wine is on the lighter side of medium in length with easy tannins and a bit of dryness. This is a simple, approachable wine. At $16.20 it’s reasonably priced and very food friendly!
From the Winery’s web site:
Tasting Notes: Colour Ruby
Aroma Cherry, blackberry, vanilla
Palate Ripe currant and blackberry with moderate tannins.
BBQ ribs, lamb, or chocolate desserts