2009 Linne Calodo "Rising Tides" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1110431

92 points Robert Parker: "The 2009 Rising Tides emerges from the glass with layers of dark red fruit, prunes, leather, licorice and spices. It is one of the deeper, more textured wines in this lineup owing to the significant presence of Mourvedre and Syrah. The plushness and darkness of the fruit carries through nicely to the muscular finish. The blend is 40% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah and 30% Grenache. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017." (08/11) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Assertive aromas of red berry preserves, Asian spices and floral oil; smells like there's more grenache in here. Stains the palate with musky red fruit and candied rose flavors, picking up spiciness with air. Very fresh and precise blend with strong finishing cut and an echo of sweet red fruit." (Nov/Dec 11)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

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California

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Specific Appellation:

Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.