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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs Top American Rhone Blends Of 2010

 

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Linne Calodo Cellars-Leona’s-Zinfandel-Mourvedre-Alicante-Syrah-Paso Robles-California-2006-$45.00-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark purple in color.  A big wine, full bodied,  raspberry, black cherry,  liquor like, Rhone style, decant, 15.9% alcohol makes it a little hot but the levels of flavor keep it together.   I visited Linne Calodo a few years back, they are making some of the best Zin and Rhone style blends in the world.             RP-91             CR-91               Good with steak, chicken, pasta.

Linne Calodo Cellars-Slacker-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2007-$42.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark ruby in color.  A smooth full bodied Rhone style blend, black cherry, earthy, spice, with a long finish.  Linne Calodo is making some of the most complex and delicious blends in California.                  NR                CR-90                 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Linne Calodo Cellars-Rising Tides-Grenache-Syrah-Mourdedre-Paso Robles-California-2006-$55.00-A candied nose of cherries and spice, dark ruby in color.   A elegant, smooth interesting wine.  Black cherry, spice, licorice, easy drinking.   Linne Calodo makes some of the best Rhone blends in California, hard to find, their wine club has a waiting list.  Expensive but well worth the price for what their wines deliver.              RP-94              CR-93            Good with veal, chicken and pasta.

Linne Calodo-Problem Child-Zinfandel-Syrah-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2006-$48.00-A nose of smoky dark fruit, dark black in color.  A smooth, full bodied Rhone blend,  raspberry, black berry, plum, smoke and spice, delicious.    Linne Calodo is making some of the World’s best Rhone style blends.                RP-91                WS-95                 CR-94                  Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

Linne Calodo Cellars-Slacker-Syrah-Grenache-Mourvedre-Paso Robles-California-2006-$42.00-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark, almost black in color.  A full bodied but smooth Rhone styled blend, cassis, mineral tones, delicious, decant some for best results.    If you are ever in the central coast area this winery is a much stop.                 RP-90               CR-91               Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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