Calais Winery

Calais Winery

Gaston Rosé 2019

TX rose made in a French style! Little bigger rose but good quality. — 3 months ago

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Clos Beylesse Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2017

Rosé swap this past week. One of these for a bottle of Kuhlmanation Rosé. I was certainly hesitant. But dang, glad I did. This wine had my attention from the start. Poured a salmon color. Nose of strawberry, kiwi and mango. Palate more peach and mango. Acidity is there, but not too crisp and sharp. More rounded with food and a little more edgy without. Some dried herbs and wildflowers in the middle. Finishes with a subtle bit of grit. Delicious. Reminds me of Calais Rose of Cinsault with lots of delicious parallels. — 2 years ago

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La Cuvée des Pierres Lost Draw Vineyards Malbec 2015

Completely blown away by this Texas Malbec. Blind tasted, guessed Barbera from Napa, or Old world Zin... it was elegant, herbaceous in a great way, and minty - drank like an aged Cahours almost. Wow. — 2 years ago

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Ben is supremely talented with TX fruit.

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La Cuvee Du Ruisseau Newsom Vineyards Merlot 2016

Outstanding Texas Merlot! When your wife is traveling and you can't open a bottle without her...... Helloooo Coravin! 😂

Delicious Merlot from the Texas High Plains AVA (yes Texas 🇨🇱 has an AVA!) and made by Calais Winery. Owner and Winemaker, Ben, is a mad French scientist when it comes to Texas grapes.

Notes of anise/licorice, rosewater, plum, blueberry, blackberries, and toast.

Aged 22 months in French oak barrels.

@Mark Flesher and @Shay A you both have got me hooked on these Texas Wines! Thank you!! 😀🍷👍
— 2 years ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Awesome @Stephen Pierron . I have not had the 16. Still need to purchase! Very nice write-up on this wine. The 15 and 14 both seem similar, with the 15 edging the 14 IMO.
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Shay A you will have to pay him another visit ... he's going to have some pretty cool stuff come out next year. @Mark Flesher I think his wines will continue to get better and better. Texas weather and climate consistently give him new challenges, so there is a lot more to learn on how to adapt to those conditions. Texas wines still are not my favorite choice, but Calais produces the best representation of Texas Terroir in my opinion. I give Ben a lot of credit for what he is doing and the passion behind it.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Stephen Pierron not sure how I have done it, but I have held several of his wines for a few years. If you find yourself in Cowtown, hit me up... 6824789700

Les Petites Caves

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

Nice - got it in Calais. Good smell — a year ago

Jean-Luc Colombo

Terres Brulées Cornas Syrah 2013

If tasting this blind next to a Calais Cuvee du Canton, you would think it was two different vintages of the same wine. Similar to the Calais, this has a nose of roasted fig and plum. Opens with a black fruit, fig, and spice cake note. Plum comes in to play towards the fimish and almost a blood orange type of citrus comes in as well. Finishes with some acidity but overall I'd say this is where the Calais actually exerts a little bit of dominance. Overall, a very nice wine. Still think it has a few years to develop. Wanted badly to rate it 9.3, but it just wasn't there. — 2 years ago

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Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Mark Flesher I didn't even know that Ben made a syrah ! I wonder if he has any left? I really need to join his wine club.... just wish they shipped the wine.

Calais Winery

La Cuvée De Cantegal Newsom Vineyards Cabernet Franc

This was outstanding with thick bone in grilled pork chops. Dark cherry smoke finish. — 7 months ago

Calais Winery

La Cuvee Du Rocher Narra Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

@Delectable Wine this is the 2017 Calais Rocher Sauvignon Blanc.... New release that is not in the computer...

This wine poured a little bit heavy into the glass. The nose of peaches and white chocolate with chamomile. The entry is rather viscous upfront. Has a very soft and round profile, but then really gets edgy and leans out to the finish showing excellent acidity. The oak barrel aging definitely shows in the front and middle. The structure on this is quite good. This white wine will go with a huge number of dishes given its profile, and an immediate acquisition for the cellar.
— 2 years ago

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@Stephen Pierron : Sounds like a blast! You definitely need to visit Classic one of these days...all 3 locations are great, but Fort Worth definitely has the most active members!
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Stephen Pierron we will be there tomorrow from probably 1pm to 5pm. Come on over!!!!
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

@Mark Flesher I work some long hours M-F, but with advanced notice, I can go one Saturday or Sunday. @Shay A It would definitely be fun

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Gravitas Texas High Plains Red Blend 2015

This is outstanding. The best wine I’ve had from the Calais Winery yet. WINNER. — 2 years ago