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Lioco Chardonnay Alexander Valley 2008

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88 points Wine Spectator: Spicy, with ripe nectarine, tangerine and peach flavors that are pure, focused and persistent. Full-bodied, clean and refreshing. Drink now through 2012. (6/30/10)

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Lioco Wine Company:
WHAT IS LIOCO? LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O'Connor (wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true "wine of origin." WHAT DOES THE WORD LIOCO MEAN? It is a fusion of our last names, Licklider and O'Connor. LI-cklider + OCO-nnor = LIOCO. WHAT IS LIOC... Read more
WHAT IS LIOCO? LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O'Connor (wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true "wine of origin." WHAT DOES THE WORD LIOCO MEAN? It is a fusion of our last names, Licklider and O'Connor. LI-cklider + OCO-nnor = LIOCO. WHAT IS LIOCO'S FOCUS? + Stainless-steel (un-oaked), naturally-fermented (all native yeast) Chardonnay from pedigreed growers. + Gently treated (low wood impact), naturally-fermented (all native yeast) Pinot Noir from pedigreed growers. + A distinctly Californian blend of "under-dog" varietals (including Old-Vine Carignan, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Mourvedre). WHAT IS LIOCO'S CORE BELIEF? Careful vineyard selection combined with a restrained winemaking approach will produce compelling wine. WHAT IS LIOCO'S PHILOSOPHY? + Great wine is grown, not made. + Maximize control of the creative process, "from bud to bottle." + Grace and balance before power. + Be dynamic and demystifying at every turn. + Over-deliver for the price point. WHAT IS LIOCO'S CREDO? "Building wine from the ground up." WHAT DISTINGUISHES LIOCO FROM OTHER WINERIES? + We produce a range of wines, from multiple grape varieties growing in several distinct appellations (Chardonnay in Sonoma; Pinot Noir in Chalone; Carignan in Mendocino). + Our unique production process. We buy fruit from independent growers throughout California and make the wine in a state-of-the-art cooperative in Santa Rosa. We do not own any vineyards, nor do we own a winery. All of our resources are directed toward the sourcing of grapes from the state's premier vineyards. Read less

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External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/24/2009

Lioco has created this Chardonnay from a blend of different sources, with all fruit grown in dried creek beds throughout the Russian River. The wine is left in contact with the lees for six months, it does not see any oak, and it is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Fresh citrus notes play against a creamy mouthfeel.



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88 points Wine Spectator: Spicy, with ripe nectarine, tangerine and peach flavors that are pure, focused and persistent. Full-bodied, clean and refreshing. Drink now through 2012. (6/30/10)

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