- Producer: Linne Calodo - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Matt Trevisan
- Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Willow Creek)
- Blend: 52% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 9% Carignan, 7% Mourvèdre, 5% Graciano
- Vintage production: 500 cases
- Winery location: Willow Creek
- Owners: Matt and Maureen Trevisan
- First Vintage: 2001
- Drinking window: 2020-2030+
About the Wine
The Overthinker 2017 was aged in new 2,200 litre French oak foudre.
Matt on the Overthinker:
"What was I thinking when I named this wine? To overthink things, paralysis through analysis, or a thorough study of the quest and its surroundings. Either way, the Overthinker represents my personal diary of making wines from the ground up. The pleasure of planting vines, patiently waiting for maturity and documenting my yearly fermentations in a vintage-by-vintage bottling of the Overthinker. There is no other wine in my library that says where I’ve been and where I’m going."
Linne Calodo Overthinker 2017
"Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed black currant, boysenberry, candied violet and exotic spice aromas show outstanding clarity and take on a smoky mineral quality as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with concentrated red/blue fruit liqueur, floral pastille and spice-cake flavors that become livelier through the midpalate. Finishes extremely long and smooth, with harmonious tannins and resonating floral and spice notes. This is a re-taste for this outstanding wine, which I reviewed in our last article covering the region."
97 points, Josh Reynolds (Vinous, Dec. 2020)
"Dark, glistening ruby. A complex, deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, incense and pungent flowers, along with suggestions of vanilla, woodsmoke and olive paste that build in the glass. Alluringly sweet black raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors she superb focus and are enlivened by zesty spice and mineral flourishes. Discreet, fine-grained tannins sneak in on an impressively long, blue-fruit- and floral-driven finish that shows zero rough edges."
97 points, Josh Reynolds (Vinous, Feb. 2020)