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Linne Calodo Sticks And Stones 2013 750ml
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Linne Calodo Sticks And Stones Red Blend 2013

Paso Robles - San Luis Obispo - California - United States

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Rated 94 by Robert Parker
A sensational expression of California Grenache, Matt's 2013 Sticks and Stones gives up tons of sweet cherries, raspberries, crushed, flowers and spice characteristics in a medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant profile. Made from 70% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 8% Syrah, it shines for its overall balance, purity of fruit and light, ethereal mouthfeel that keeps you coming back to the glass. It's already drinking great so don't be afraid to crack open a bottle. It should still be going strong in 2022.
Rated 93 by Decanter
Brilliant ruby. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral pastille scents are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices and smoky minerals. Shows a Pinot-like lightness of touch, offering sharply focused raspberry and cherry flavors that deepen and sweeten with air. Smooth tannins add gentle grip to this distinctly suave and seamless blend. (Vinous)

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Region: California

It isn't difficult to see how California became one of the world's most important, successful and influential wine regions. Since the first vines were planted in the state by Spanish pioneers in the 18th century, the region has made the most of its ideal climatic conditions, which range from hot, dry and arid to windswept and cool, for vineyard cultivation and wine production. Today, California has almost half a million acres under vine, and hundreds of independent and well established wineries dotted across its vast wine-making areas. Californian wines range from the traditional, and those emulating fine Old World wines, to the experimental and unique, and it is the home to many of the world's most exciting and trailblazing wineries producing excellent bottles for the global market.

Country: United States

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