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2017 Linne Calodo Overthinker

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

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

97Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed black currant, boysenberry, candied violet and exotic spice aromas show outstanding clarity and take on a smoky mineral quality as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with concentrated red/blue fruit liqueur, floral pastille and spice-cake flavors that become livelier through the midpalate. Finishes extremely long and smooth, with harmonious tannins and resonating floral and spice notes.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful bouquet of kirsch liqueur, wildflowers, candied violets, and orange blossom. This carries to a full-bodied red with a rounded, elegant texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...opens with ripe red berry and currant fruit with accents of dust, iron, graphite, dried herbs and flowers. The medium-bodied palate is bright and fresh with loads of juicy uplift and concentrated, spicy berry flavors. It has a ripe, grainy frame and finishes long and nuanced.

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.