Linne Calodo, Slacker 'Self Esteem' Grenache, Paso Robles 2020
Overview of the Wine
One of the most revered producers in Paso Robles, Matt Trevisan’s conceptual and artisan wines have made him a pioneer in California’s small production wine movement. Born in South California, Matt moved to San Luis Obispo in 1990 to study biochemistry at Cal Poly University. It was during this period that he began apprenticing at local wineries, sparking his passion in winemaking and (unknowingly) launching a career in the field.
Matt started Linne Calodo in 1998 as a side project while driving forklifts at Wild Horse Winery, with the intention of producing small batch, low intervention wines that showed the very best of West Paso terroir.
And that he did - always fine-tuning, Matt has become known for his impressive, fresh blends of Central Coast grown Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Zinfandel (among others). Polyculture is thriving. Vineyards are farmed sustainably, and vines are surrounded by oak trees, olives and fruit trees. In the cellar, there’s no formula; Matt makes wine by the taste and feel, crushing fruit straight into the barrel.
Linne Calodo’s minimalist wines have gained a cult following among passionate consumers and sophisticated somms alike, and Slacker, Matt’s second label, has all there is to love at a more accessible price point. Swimming with the big boys but having more fun doing it, Slacker wines don’t worry about expectations, reviews, and scores. Grapes are manually harvested, sorted by hand and ferment with native yeast. These fun blends showcase Matt’s ability to constantly keep creating and pioneering the exciting possibilities of the Paso Robles wine regions.
Grape / Blend
90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Paso Robles, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A full raspberry bush is nestled inside the aromatics and flavors of this wine. The soft floral aromatics of the budding flowers mingled with hints of forest greenery feel like a wreath for your olfactory senses. Fresh juicy raspberry pops on the pallet, with fine persistent tannins that begin strong then slowly melt away. While Self Esteem is meant to be enjoyed young, the undertones of sage and cedar hint at a complexity only just beginning to develop and, with time, may surprise.
Product size: 750ml
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