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2008 Linne Calodo "Rising Tides" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1057195 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed, ripe scents of blackcurrant, black raspberry, fruitcake and violet with a smoky overlay. Juicy and deeply pitched, offering lush black and blue fruit flavors and a suave floral pastille quality. Weightier on the finish, where the floral note lingers with real authority and persistent spiciness. For a burly wine this displays wonderful balance. (JR)  (11/2010)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Juicy wild berry and blackberry jam flavors are intense, pure, focused and persistent in this full-blown red, picking up roasted herb, scorched earth and mineral notes. All in all, a fascinating range of flavors. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2018. (JL)  (2/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2008 Rising Tides (50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, and 25% Mourvedre) has a denser ruby/purple color and lush, full-bodied flavors of sweet camphor, licorice, blueberry, black raspberry, and cassis. With loads of fruit and glycerin, as well as a silky texture, this is a terrific wine to drink over the next 5-7 years. This is one of my favorite wineries in the Central Coast. The brain trust behind it is the one and only Matt Trevisan, who has moved into a state-of-the-art winery and barrel-aging facility. Additionally, he is just beginning to get some fruit off the first plantings in the 18-acre estate vineyard. Production is up to about 3,800 to 4,000 cases, although like everyone else in the Central Coast region, yields have been very small in 2007, 2008, and 2009. 2008 has turned out very well for Trevisan, but the yields were extremely small. (RP)  (8/2010)

K&L Notes

This Rhône blend is full of black currant, plum skin, and crimson, fleshy rose petals on the nose followed by somewhat brighter notes of red berries and cream coupled with wheatberry, tobacco and freshly roasted coffee beans.

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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.