2003 Linne Calodo "Slacker" Paso Robles Rhone Blend
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2003 Slacker, a 400-case blend of 68% Syrah, 22% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre, is an elegant, spicy effort displaying notions of plums, figs, raspberries, and crushed rocks. Displaying a European sensitivity in its streamlined, medium-bodied personality, it is a fruity, elegant, long, seductive, harmonious red to enjoy over the next 4-5 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Medium-deep red. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, pepper and smoke. Powerful, structured wine, with slightly aggressive black cherry and pepperflavors. Not especially fruity or sweet. The wine's sound acids come largely from the grenache, says Trevisan. Savory finish features dusty tannins.
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."