Linne Calodo is owned and operated by winemaker Matt Trevisan. He produces compelling, hand-crafted Rhone variety and Zinfandel based blends from his estate vineyard and neighboring vineyards, located on the west side of Paso Robles. The vineyards are influenced by the cool ocean fog and marine air that flows east through the Templeton Gap. Linne and Calodo are geological terms that apply to distinctive types of calcareous shale and sandstone soils found in the vineyards.
Austin Hope's team puts a lot of love into this widely available bottling that's a steady leader in its price category. Dark in color, it shows clean blackberry, black pepper and dark chocolate aromas. The medium-bodied palate offers dark berry fruit, dried herb and baking spice flavors.?MATT KETTMANN