Linne Calodo 2015 'Rising Tides' Rhone Blend, Paso Robles

Linne Calodo 2015 'Rising Tides' Rhone Blend, Paso Robles

Item Number: 11000

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 54% Grenache / 30% Mourvèdre / 14% Syrah / 2% Tannat
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Mudstone and shale

This is Linne Calodo’s flagship wine as it is the true essence of a blend aiming for balance between vineyards, varietals and aging vessels every year. Bright ripe strawberries and candied cherries lead this vibrant blend of Willow Creek District fruit. 2015 saw a deep reduction in Syrah yields, but Grenache took the opportunity to jump to the head of the class, leading this blend. Healthy acidity comes across with notes of rhubarb, violets and blood orange. Soft aromas of sandalwood intermingle with the delicacy of falling rose petals. Chalky tannins pay homage to the calcareous mudstone and shale soil. The wine aged in a 3,000-liter French oak foudre and a 2,000-liter concrete tank.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 93 (9/29/2017)

    Composed of 54% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 2% Tannat, the 2015 Rising Tides Proprietary Red offers a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of smoky bacon, dusty earth and black pepper over a core of red currants, raspberry preserves, wild blueberries and a hint of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with spicy red and blue fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (11/3/2017)

    Intense red fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille aromas develop suggestions of licorice and smoky minerals in the glass. Sappy and deeply concentrated yet impressively energetic as well, offering palate-staining raspberry and cherry compote flavors given lift and spine by a core of juicy acidity. Shows a striking combination of richness and elegance and finishes extremely long and seamless; supple tannins sneak in slowly to add shape and grip.