Syrah-dominated 2016 Nemesis (there’s 9% Mourvèdre and 4% Grenache) is a
richer, dense, full-bodied effort that offers plenty of pepper and gaminess as
well as darker black fruits and smoke. Aged 18 months in a mix of a new foudre,
new casks, and neutral barrels, it’s textured, layered, and beautifully
concentrated. It will be better with a year or two of bottle age. 94+ points.
I’ve written it numerous time, but Linne Calodo remains one of the reference
point estates in Paso Robles. Winemaker/owner Matt Trevisan consistently puts
together exotic and singular blends that deliver opulence as well as balance. (