Linne Calodo 2016 'Outsider' Zinfandel, Paso Robles
Item Number: 12167
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Paso Robles
Grape(s): 82% Zinfandel / 7% Syrah / 7% Mourvedre / 4% Graciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 16
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Notes: The Outsider wine is an experiment in vineyard terroir and soil intricacies. 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 acid 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.
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.
Aging: New and neutral American oak puncheons and 228-liter casks
Tasting Notes: Bacon, Berries, and Purely Decadent