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2017 Linne Calodo Nemesis Syrah

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

97Jeb Dunnuck

Beautiful raspberries, blackberries, toasted spices, brambly herbs, and ground pepper notes emerge from this beauty, which is full-bodied and offers no hard edges, rock star tannins, and a great finish.

96Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed cherry, black currant, boysenberry, Indian spice and incense aromas... Shows outstanding clarity and energy in the mouth, offering pliant black/blue fruit, candied violet and spice-cake qualities; a sweet cola nuance emerges with aeration. Juicy and energetic on a strikingly long, juicy finish that features well-knit tannins and lingering spiciness.

94The Wine Advocate

...very pure scents of fresh blackcurrants, blueberries, violet, sage, iron and graphite. The palate is full-bodied with mineral-laced fruits and loads of spicy accents. It has a firm but ripe supporting frame with juicy uplift and a long finish. What a beautifully balanced Syrah!

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.