95 Parker - limited Rare new release from Paso Robles cult winery Linne Calodo. Limited. 95 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The Zinfandel-based 2016 The Outsider gives up complex, textbook notes of sweet red and black fruits, cedarwood, white pepper, and incense. This is a classic Zinfandel that carries loads of fruit and richness yet stays light, elegant, and graceful on the palate, with terrific purity and freshness. It’s already impossible to resist, and I see no need to delay gratification either. The blend is 82% Zinfandel, 7% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance Graciano, all brought up in new and neutral American oak." 94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): ""Brilliant violet. Powerful dark berry and cherry liqueur aromas are complemented by building licorice, incense and pipe tobacco accents. Concentrated and fleshy on the palate, offering alluringly sweet boysenberry, cassis, cherry pie and star anise flavors and suggestions of bitter chocolate and succulent herbs. Becomes more energetic with air and finishes with superb, spice-tinged persistence and velvety tannins that shape the lush, sweet, clinging fruit." ...A genius when it comes to fashioning incredible blends from Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Zinfandel (as well as a few others), Linne Calodo's Matt Trevisan eschews single varieties and makes seamless, elegant and character-filled wines that are always an utter joy to drink."
Rich, full, jammy. Reminds me of the blueberry compote I had tonight with cheesecake. Fortunately is balanced by characteristic Paso acidity.
Rich, full, jammy. Reminds me of the blueberry compote I had tonight with cheesecake. Fortunately is balanced by characteristic Paso acidity.9.3
Rich, smoky, full of fruit and already drinking wonderfully.
Rich, smoky, full of fruit and already drinking wonderfully.9.2
OMG. Love the nose, well balanced flavorful great drinking Zin blend
OMG. Love the nose, well balanced flavorful great drinking Zin blend9.5