Linne Calodo Wines Paso Robles
Some of the finest and most vibrantly exciting Rhône-style reds and Zinfandel, not only along the Central Coast but in California, are being produced at this small Paso Robles Westside property. Matt Trevisan sources fruit from a number of vineyards and from different clones within varieties. The key is low yielding fruit of the highest quality from some of the finest vineyards in the area. The name of the winery refers to the particular calcareous soils of the Westside. Winemaking is minimalist in terms of intervention but the art of blending is at a very high level here. There is also a very good white which gets around 6 months in used oak prior to bottling. The richly textured Contrarian is mainly Grenache Blanc and blended with small and varying amounts of Picpoul Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. The sturdy Rising Tides is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache in fairly similar proportions. The Cherry Red is dominated by Zinfandel with a little Syrah and Mourvèdre blended in. The extraordinary Zinfandel fruit here yields barely more than half a ton to the acre. Problem Child, again mainly Zinfandel, was named after an earlier vintage when the fermentation stuck. The Trevisans opted to let nature take its course and the wine eventually completed its natural vinification many months later – a reminder to Matt that, for him, the minimalist approach is always best. Of two great Rhône blends, Nemesis is dominated by Syrah with smaller parts of Mourvèdre and Grenache. Sticks and Stones blends mainly Grenache with Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre. All the wines deserve a minimum of 5 or 6 years in your cellar. Three additional reds are also made. Outsider is dominated by Zinfandel while Perfectionist is a Rhône style focussed on Syrah and Overthinker is Grenache with smaller amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre. (DM)
❁ Linne Calodo Wines Paso Robles www.linnecalodo.com
Matt & Maureen Trevisan 3845 Oakdale Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Tel: 805 227-0797 Fax: 805 227-4868
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