Forging Ahead in Paso Robles
Justin Smith and Matt Trevisan part ways but are still at the forefront
Issue: January 31, 2004
In 1997, Justin Smith and Matt Trevisan started Linne Calodo Cellars in Paso Robles, sharing a conviction that Rhône varieties had a tremendous future in their region. Using grapes primarily from the James Berry Vineyard, owned by Smith's father, the college buddies built a following for their small brand, and their success coincided with burgeoning interest in Rhône-style wines -- especially Syrah -- from throughout California's Central Coast.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands January 31, 2004.