90 points Wine Spectator
“Sleek, featuring pure black cherry and black currant fruit, with a lovely graphite frame and a lingering black tea note on the perfumy finish.”
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
“Lovely, soft berry fruit intermixed with lavender and other Provencal herbs, damp earth and spicy pepper notes give way to a medium-bodied, soft, complex, easygoing red...”
Vinous Reverie Notes
“An absolutely brilliant wine produced by Philippe Cambie working with proprietor Gilles Ferran.” ~ Robert Parker
The name Calendal comes from a Provencal poem by Frederik Mistral. A fisherman, Calendal, is deeply in love with the beautiful Estérelle. Just like the two friends’ love for the soil of Provence and its fruits – the wines. Poetics aside, Calendal started out as an exceptional vineyard of Mourvèdre that Philippe Cambie just couldn’t pass up. Over the years he has added some vines of Grenache to his holdings so the blend is roughly equal parts Mourvèdre and Grenache at this point.