2008 Linne Calodo "Screwball" Paso Robles Rhône Blend (1.5L)

SKU #1323844 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Made from 70% Syrah and equal parts Mourvedre and Grenache, the 2008 Screwball (much of which comes from the superb Booker Vineyard) is another deep ruby/purple-colored wine with sweet and sour black cherry notes intermixed with black raspberry, pepper, roasted herbs, and spice. The vintage’s elegance and finesse come forward, but this is a deep, concentrated wine, again in a style that represents a bridge between a Burgundian Pinot Noir and a California Central Coast Rhone Ranger. (RP)  (8/2010)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Racy and chewy, this is ripe to the edge of jammy, with zesty wild berry, loamy earth, mineral, road tar, gravel and cedar flavors. Full-bodied, chewy and dense, closing up on the finish, so best to cellar and or decant. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Best from 2014 through 2024. (JL)  (3/2012)

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Rhone Blends

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United States

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California

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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.