Linne Calodo The Contrarian 2013 750ml
SKU 784027

Linne Calodo The Contrarian 2013

Linne Calodo - California - United States - San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles

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Rated 92 by Decanter
Bright, hazy straw color. Potent, high-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, fresh pineapple and pear skin, with hints of chamomile and spicy basil in the background. Sappy, penetrating and minerally on the palate, offering concentrated citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a late-arriving gingery nuance. Finishes with outstanding focus and length, leaving a sexy floral note behind. (Vinous)
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Contrarian is an interesting mix of 57% Grenache Blanc, 20% Picpoul, 14% Viognier and the balance Roussanne. It has fantastic richness and depth, yet still seems crisp and lively, with notes of white flowers, poached pears, pineapple and honeycomb all emerging from the glass. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced white has juicy acidity and a savory, dry finish that perfect for pairing with food. Enjoy bottles over the coming couple of years.

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Winery: Linne Calodo

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

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.