Lioco Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Klindt Vineyard 2006

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"Vivid red. Spicy redcurrant, raspberry and cherry skin aromas are complicated by fresh rose, lavender and cinnamon. Clean and brisk on the palate, offering crisp red berry flavors, gentle tannins and a late note of blood orange. This could use some time to unwind but is already impressively lively. 90(+?)..." -IWC 06/08

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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

Member Reviews for Lioco Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Klindt Vineyard

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11/21/2008

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Pinot Series selection for Nov. '08. The LIOCO 2006 Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir completely embodies the LIOCO philosophy. Aromas of sharply focused cherry, black raspberry, black tea, and smoky tobacco gives way to notes of dried cranberry, brush (chaparral), and sassafras root. Deep flavors of zesty red berries, dark bitter chocolate and fresh raspberries deliciously blend with hints of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. A clean, energetic style with an impressive finish, this Pinot Noir’s stoney minerality accurately represents the site’s desirable characteristics. LIOCO recommends pairing the 2006 Pinot Noir with roasted pork chops with wild herbs and grilled salmon. Accolades: 91 Points – Steven Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar


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03/24/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Pinot Noir series selection. The LIOCO 2006 Michaud Vineyard Pinot Noir completely embodies the LIOCO philosophy. Aromas of sharply focused cherry, black raspberry, black tea, and smoky tobacco gives way to notes of dried cranberry, brush (chaparral), and sassafras root. Deep flavors of zesty red berries, dark bitter chocolate and fresh raspberries deliciously blend with hints of nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon. A clean, energetic style with an impressive finish, this Pinot Noir’s stoney minerality accurately represents the site’s desirable characteristics. LIOCO recommends pairing the 2006 Pinot Noir with roasted pork chops with wild herbs and grilled salmon.


Snooth User: jamison1479
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02/17/2009

Four glasses



"Vivid red. Spicy redcurrant, raspberry and cherry skin aromas are complicated by fresh rose, lavender and cinnamon. Clean and brisk on the palate, offering crisp red berry flavors, gentle tannins and a late note of blood orange. This could use some time to unwind but is already impressively lively. 90(+?)..." -IWC 06/08

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