Linne Calodo 2019 'Outsider' Zinfandel, Paso Robles
Item Number: 16066
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 74% Zinfandel / 17% Syrah / 9% Graciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 15.4
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Tasting Notes: Black raspberry, black cherry, cocoa nibs and mocha, classic Zinfandel flavors meet the structure of Syrah, creating a smooth inviting mouthfeel. The iron rich minerality of Graciano pulls it back from saccharine, sowing notes of smoked bacon. Drink now through 2027 and pair with ribs, pork loin, and bacon dishes.
Winemaking Notes: In the cellar, Matt uses a healthy balance of art and science. Grapes co-ferment to achieve balance and complex flavors. Fermentation tanks are not heated or cooled as Matt let’s the wines evolve naturally. Sulfites are rarely added before bottling.
Aging: New and neutral American oak puncheons and 228-liter casks
Vineyard Notes: The Zinfandel is sourced from northern-facing slopes as well as low areas where the soil is deeper and the temperatures are cooler. These factors produce less acidity in the grape, allowing for Outsider to gain an edge of spice and earth. The vineyards are farmed organically and sustainably. Currently (as of 2017) about 80% of Linne Calodo is made from estate fruit. Sulfur is sprayed to protect against mildew when needed. Irrigation is limited and mainly used to help young vines. The crop loads reflect the natural balance of the vine. The grapes are harvested at the peak of ripeness to produce wines that are rich and concentrated.