Linne Calodo Problem Child 2017

Linne Calodo Problem Child 2017

  • v96
  • jd94
  • ws93

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand Linne Calodo
Alcohol/vol 15.7%
If you are looking for Zinfandel, look no further. This is one of the best examples of Zinfandel in the whole state of California. As usual, the bold audacity of Zinfandel is tamed by skillful blending with Syrah, Carignan, and Graciano. It's like obedience school for the Problem Child, each grape helps develop the wine into a knowledgeable smart ass that will test the boundaries. The rich and bold wine elicits flavors of cranberries, raspberries, orange peel and cinnamon. There's a wonderful mouthfeel that hints to memories of gram cracker dust, toast and blueberry jam.
  • v96

Bright purple. Highly expressive aromas of mineral-tinged dark berry preserves, incense and candied licorice are complicated by a sexy floral nuance. Smoky and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet black and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes with outstanding clarity, mounting tannins and floral-dominated tenacity, leaving blue fruit and exotic spice notes behind.

Josh Raynolds, February 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94

The Zinfandel-dominated 2017 Problem Child (there's 19% Syrah, 14% Graciano, and 3% Carignan) has a classic Zinfandel nose of spice red and black fruits, brambly herbs, cigar tobacco, and Asian spices. Ripe, full-bodied, and incredibly polished, it has sweet tannins, no hard edges, lots of richness and depth, and a great finish.

October 31, 2019
Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Supple and richly structured, with bold and expressive raspberry, dried cherry and licorice flavors that linger toward polished tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Graciano and Carignane. Drink now through 2027. 800 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2020