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Lioco Pinot Noir Sonoma 2008

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90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): [$35 list] Bright red. Enticing tangy aromas of raspberry, bitter cherry, Asian spices and game. Then suave and creamy in the mouth but with excellent energy and spicy lift toward the back thanks to tangy minerality. Mounts impressively, without giving any impression of weight. The fine-grained tannins contribute to an impression of finesse. Twenty percent whole clusters were used here, according to O'Connor. (May/Jun 2010)

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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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Snooth User: napagirl68
878432,777
0.00 5
01/28/2011

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Snooth User: napagirl68
878432,777
5.00 5
06/01/2011

Getting even better, if that's possible. Deep, red cherry/currant, second layer is asian spice, big earth, mushroom. The currant, red fruit is a constant. Nice finish.. a bit quick and tart.



90 points Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): [$35 list] Bright red. Enticing tangy aromas of raspberry, bitter cherry, Asian spices and game. Then suave and creamy in the mouth but with excellent energy and spicy lift toward the back thanks to tangy minerality. Mounts impressively, without giving any impression of weight. The fine-grained tannins contribute to an impression of finesse. Twenty percent whole clusters were used here, according to O'Connor. (May/Jun 2010)

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Dietary Information: Organic

968 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.4 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.8 grams per liter

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