Linne Calodo 2016 'Rising Tides' Rhone Blend, Paso Robles

Linne Calodo 2016 'Rising Tides' Rhone Blend, Paso Robles

Item Number: 12166

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: San Luis Obispo
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 77% Grenache / 14% Mourvedre / 9% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Vineyard Notes: The vineyards are farmed organically and sustainably. Currently (as of 2017) about 80% of his wines are made from estate fruit. Sulfur is sprayed to protect against mildew. Irrigation is limited and mainly used to help the young vines stay healthy. 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.

2016 Vintage Notes from Vinous 9/2018: “Trevisan’s 2016s display the usual depth of flavor and velvety texture for which his wines are known, but they also show an element of aromatic freshness and detail as well as energy on the palate that makes them extremely pleasant to drink, even now.”

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.

Fining: No
Filtering: No
Aging: 18 months in 3,000-liter foudre, 2,000-liter concrete tank, and a couple of 500-liter puncheons

Tasting Notes: The 2016 Rising Tides is fresh and lively with bright acidity; it's quite quenching. Red fruit is balanced by plush tannins. A true testament to the Willow Creek District, this wine will age well. Drink now through 2025.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 96 (9/1/2018)

    Powerful red and dark berry preserve scents are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices, incense and floral pastilles, and a smoky mineral flourish adds urgency. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering vivacious raspberry and cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors energized by a strong jolt of juicy acidity. The blend of power and energy here is really impressive. Smooth, harmonious tannins build steadily on a strikingly long, seamless finish that leaves behind candied lavender and juicy red berry notes.
  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 96 (11/29/2018)

    The 2016 Rising Tides knocks it out of the park in 2016. A blend of 77% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre, and 9% Syrah, this ruby-tinged beauty boasts thrilling notes of black raspberries, crushed flowers, dried herbs, and incense. Beautifully textured, medium to full-bodied, and elegant, it’s a sensational Grenache blend that does everything right. Brought up in a mix of concrete tanks and neutral larger French oak barrels, it’s one of the finest vintages for this cuvée to date. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years.