2009 Linne Calodo "Sticks & Stones" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Sticks and Stones is a gorgeous wine laced with fragrant red cherries, plums, flowers, spices and sweet herbs, all of which come together beautifully. Soft and textured throughout, the 2009 Sticks and Stones possesses gorgeous length and an attractive, open-knit personality. Bright red fruit notes reappear on the finish. In 2009 the blend is 64% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre and 7% Syrah. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Hugely aromatic nose displays scents of candied red and dark berries, incense, lavender and Asian spices. Deep and fleshy but energetic, with powerful raspberry and cherry-cola flavors picking up weight with air. Shows excellent clarity on the very long finish, with the spice and cola notes echoing.
Fresh and snappy, with vibrant, spicy dried berry, fresh earth, anise, sage and cedar flavors. Firm and well-structured, with the tannins giving the final flavors excellent traction. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 350 cases made.
From Robert Parker: "Matt Trevisan is one of Paso Robles’ up-and-coming stars. He’s doing everything right, and it’s good to see him planting a new estate vineyard of nearly 18 acres, building a new wine cellar, and taking full advantage of the gorgeous limestone soils on the hillsides of West Paso Robles. Trevisan has also been ahead of the curve in realizing that the finest Paso Robles wines are usually blends. Undeniably, he has demonstrated a Midas touch when it comes to assembling innovative blends. He is also the only winemaker in this region that I know of who is doing terrific work with Zinfandel, using it as the core component in some diverse as well as creative blends. His wines spend time in an assortment of different sized oak barrels, little of it new."