2012 Linne Calodo "Sticks & Stones" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1174282 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2012 Sticks and Stones is a smoking blend of 63% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre and 18% Syrah. Cherry blossom, cassis, wild flowers and licorice can all be found in this full-bodied, supple and elegant wine. It has no hard edges, but thrilling purity and a sexy style that keeps you coming back to the glass. Bottles wouldn't last long at my house, but this will evolve gracefully on its balance and purity. (JD)  (8/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Varietal Grenache notes come through loud and clear in the 2012 Sticks and Stones. Lifted and beautifully spiced, the 2012 impresses for its balance and class. Sweet red berries, plums, cinnamon and mint are layered into the expressive, silky finish. There is plenty of near and medium term pleasure awaiting readers who can find the 2012. Sticks and Stones is 53% Grenache, 28% Syrah and 19% Mourvèdre. (AG)  (7/2014)

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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.