Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021

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15.20% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2021
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    Crafted by the skilled hands of winemaker Matt Trevisan at Linne Calodo Winery, the 2021 Problem Child is a testament to the art of winemaking. This blend of 55% Zinfandel, 17% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 8% Carignan, 5% Graciano, and 5% Mourvadre is more than just a wine; it’s a narrative of passion, precision, and the rich terroir of Linne Calodo Cellars.

    The Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021, a standout among Linne Calodo wines for sale, greets the eye with a vibrant ruby hue, hinting at the depth and intensity of experience it offers. The wine’s color is a prelude to its complexity, a harmonious blend where each varietal contributes to its unique character.

    On the nose, this wine is a delightful dance of aromas. The bright, seductive ambrosia intertwines gracefully with comforting notes of baking spices and a subtle hint of licorice, creating an olfactory experience that is both inviting and intriguing. The blend’s aromatic profile speaks to the meticulous selection of grapes, each varietal lending its signature to the bouquet.

    Upon tasting, the Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021 reveals its layered personality. The dominant Zinfandel provides a robust, fruit-forward base, harmoniously complemented by the Grenache’s lighter, more nuanced touch. The Syrah adds depth with its dark fruit and earthy undertones, while the Carignan, Graciano, and Mourvadre round out the blend, offering hints of spice, complexity, and a subtle tannic structure. This Linne Calodo Problem Child, aged for 17 months in a mix of 500-liter puncheons and 265-liter American oak barriques (20% new oak), achieves a delicate balance between boldness and elegance.

    Boasting an alcohol content of 15.2%, the Problem Child 2021 is robust yet remarkably well-balanced. Its journey from the Linne Calodo vineyards to the bottle reflects the expertise and dedication of Matt Trevisan and his team. This wine is not just a sensory delight today but promises to evolve and enhance through 2032, a testament to its excellent aging potential.

    The Problem Child is a perfect representation of the Linne Calodo philosophy ” a commitment to creating wines that are reflective of their origin, expertly crafted, and deeply satisfying. Whether enjoyed on its own or as a companion to a sumptuous meal, this wine from Linne Calodo Winery is a celebration of the winemaker’s art. For those looking for an extraordinary wine experience, the Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021 is an impeccable choice.

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    How was the Problem Child 2021 aged?

    This wine was aged for 17 months in a mix of 500-liter puncheons and 265-liter American oak barriques, with 20% being new oak. This aging process contributes to its balanced and refined character.

    What is the aging potential of the Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021?

    The Problem Child 2021 is crafted to age beautifully and can be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032. Over time, the wine will develop more complex flavors and a smoother texture.

    What foods pair well with the Problem Child 2021?

    The Problem Child 2021 pairs well with a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, rich pasta dishes, and hearty stews. Its bold flavors also complement strong cheeses and charcuterie.

    How should I serve the Linne Calodo Problem Child 2021?

    Serve this wine slightly below room temperature, around 60-65°F (15-18°C). Decanting the wine for about 30 minutes before serving can help to enhance its aromatic profile and complexity.

    Critical Acclaim

    MEL 94
    Mel's Notes

    Color:

    The 2021 Linne Calodo Problem Child exhibits a rich, deep ruby color, indicative of its Zinfandel dominance and intricate blending.

    Nose:

    The wine opens with a vibrant bouquet of bright cherry, a characteristic of the Zinfandel grape. These fruit notes are complemented by an underlying complexity brought in by the blend, offering a delightful medley of aromas.

    Palate:

    • Flavor Profile: This wine showcases a dominant profile of bright cherry fruit flavors, thanks to the Zinfandel. The Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Tempranillo, and Graciano add layers of spice, dark fruit, and a subtle earthiness, creating a rich tapestry of tastes.
    • Body of the Wine:It has a full body, a testament to the robust nature of the Zinfandel and the careful blending of the other varietals.
    • Tannin Structure:The tannins are well-structured yet smooth, providing a firm backbone without overpowering the wine's fruit-forward nature.
    • Sweetness Levels: This wine leans towards the drier side, allowing the natural fruitiness and spice to shine.
    • Acidity Levels: The acidity is well-balanced, contributing to the wine's brightness and enhancing its aging potential.

    Food Pairings:

    1. Considering the robust nature and flavor profile of the 2021 Linne Calodo Problem Child, it pairs exceptionally well with hearty dishes.
    2. Grilled meats, like a juicy steak or barbecued ribs, would complement the wine's boldness and tannic structure.
    3. For a more adventurous pairing, try it with rich, spicy dishes like Moroccan lamb tagine to complement its spice notes.
    4. The wine's acidity and fruit-forward profile also make it suitable for pairing with hard cheeses or a charcuterie board featuring cured meats.


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