2009 Linne Calodo "Overthinker" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1149876 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Opaque ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, plum, potpourri and Asian spices. Lush, palate-staining blackberry and cassis flavors show excellent depth, with juicy acidity providing energy. Soft tannins build with air and add shape to the very long, smooth, alluringly sweet finish. (JR)  (12/2012)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 Overthinker is one of the fresher, more vibrant wines in this lineup. White flowers, blueberries, tar, crushed rocks and smoke are some of the notes that take shape in the glass. This shows considerable brightness and focus, with firm yet well-integrated tannins that support the pointed, direct finish. In 2009 the blend is 45% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 22% Mourvedre (all estate fruit), aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. (AG)  (8/2011)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
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.