A scent that speaks of granite cooled by a mountain stream, slate right after a cloudburst. Hints of black tea and sage, warmed by the summer sun and the mild salinity of an ocean breeze. All underpinned by round fruit flavors of blueberry and fig. While it is easy to become lost in the umami of smoked meats, iron minerality and olive tapenade flavors on the tongue, this wine carries itself with such a graceful elegance that those notes are seamlessly intertwined with huckleberry and plum. The tannins creep slowly, capturing you before you even realize they have appeared then releasing into the complex flavors that rest in your mouth and nose long after your sip is gone. Drink now through 2030.
Blend – 55% Syrah, 37% Grenache, 4% Mourvedre, 4% Graciano
About Linne Caloda
In 1998 we started Linne Calodo with a dream and a vision to produce wines from the westside of Paso Robles, wines which represented the best our neighborhood had to offer. My college roommate, Justin Smith, and I started off picking fruit from his family’s James Berry vineyard and Elmer and Mary Cherry’s vineyard, using the Wild Horse Winery facility after hours. Many days we would pick fruit in the early morning. Then, I would go to work at Wild Horse at 9am and finish around 10pm. After everyone left for the day, we’d start processing the fruit for Linne Calodo and complete cleaning around 2am.
In 1998 we produced the first Linne Calodo wines and have never looked back until now.
1998: Birth of Linne Calodo;
2002: Original winery is constructed
2005: Estate vineyard is planted, the “Roxie Block”;
2009: Current barrel room and tasting room are added to the original winery.
In the late fall of 2012, we began the development of our 48 acre property that we purchased early in 2012. I named the property Stone-thrower (also sometimes referred to as Trevi Ranch). In preparing the land for planting, we pulled out a huge heap of stones. Imagine a pile of stones 50 feet wide, 12 feet tall, and 100 feet long. That’s how many stones had to come out so that we could stake the property and dig vine holes. Even still, there are places on the property with subterranean rocks that rattle the bones while driving tractor. In designing this vineyard, I broke it down in to 20 blocks. They range in size from half-acre up to 2.5 acres. In May of 2013, we planted the first vines on Stone-thrower: a mix of grenache, syrah, mourvedre, graciano, carignan, and viognier.