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2006 Linne Calodo Leona's (750ml)
Producer: Linne Calodo Winery linnecalodo.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel - Syrah - Mourvèdre
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$48.00
Tasting Notes:
rated: October 29, 2008 , Linne Calodo Winery linnecalodo.com
"Recommends drinking this one soon."
rated: March 2, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
91 points "Wine Advocate # 177 Jun 2008 Robert Parker 91 Drink: 2008 - 2014 $40-$62 (48) More kirsch liqueur, raspberry, and Chateauneuf du Pape-like cherry and lavender characteristics are found in the 2006 Leona’s, a combination of 74% Zinfandel, and the rest Mourvedre and a dollop of Alicante. With lovely ripeness as well as more body and depth than the Outsider, it possesses a style that falls somewhere between a top red Burgundy and a first rate southern Rhone. Just intriguing stuff! Drink it over the next 5-6 years. Matt Trevisan is one of Paso Robles’ up-and-coming stars. He’s doing everything right, and it’s good to see him planting a new estate vineyard of nearly 18 acres, building a new wine cellar, and taking full advantage of the gorgeous limestone soils on the hillsides of West Paso Robles. Trevisan has also been ahead of the curve in realizing that the finest Paso Robles wines are usually blends. Undeniably, he has demonstrated a Midas touch when it comes to assembling innovative blends. He is also the only winemaker in this region that I know of who is doing terrific work with Zinfandel, using it as the core component in some diverse as well as creative blends. His wines spend time in an assortment of different sized oak barrels, little of it new. 2006 is a strong vintage for Trevisan, further bolstering his ability to deal with more challenging harvests. Paso Robles has many old, dry-farmed Zinfandel vineyards in this area, most of which are being under-utilized. However, Matt Trevisan’s innovative use of this varietal includes the following four offerings, all brilliant examples of how Zinfandel can be blended intelligently with other varietals. There will be a few new cuvees in 2007, one of which had not yet been named when I tasted it, and another from the Booker and Denner Vineyards that is mostly Syrah. I gave it a provisional rating of (92-95). Trevisan said it may be called “The Widowmaker.”" Best 2008-2014