2010 Linne Calodo "Sticks & Stones" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1095945 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Sticks and Stones is a gorgeous, vibrant wine laced with sweet red cherries, licorice, mint and spices. There is a purity and sheer finesse here that is striking. Sweet floral notes add lift on the finish. This is a stunning, medium-bodied wine built on freshness, acidity and length. In 2010, the blend is 71% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. What a great way to start this tasting. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. This set of wines from proprietor Matt Trevisan was among the most impressive I tasted in Paso Robles. (AG)  (8/2012)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and potent, with rich, extracted, detailed black berry, crushed rock, road tar, graphite and cedar. The mouthcoating tannins give the chewy flavors traction on the finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Drink now through 2023.  (2/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Opaque ruby. Spicy red and dark berries, cherry pit and a hint of anise on the fragrant nose. Pliant raspberry and cherry compote flavors provide very good palate coverage with no rough edges. This suave, supple, expansive blend finishes with excellent clarity and gentle spicy cling.  (11/2012)

K&L Notes

This GSM blend is inspired by the winemaker's desire to highlight the capability and power of Westside Paso Robles Grenache. With 92+ scores from top critics, this is a great place to start or continue an exploration of the Central Coast Rhône revolution.

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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.