Lioco Red Blend Mendocino County Indica 2008

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Kevin O'Connor, the former wine director at Wolfgang Puck's famous LA restaurant, Spago, is co-founder of this incredible winery, which is reinventing the definition of California wine. This intriguing blend of old vines Carignan, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah is super juicy and sinuous in the mouth, showing exotic notes of cinnamon, clove, mulberry, and plum fruit. This sassy wine comes across very fresh and pure and is reminiscent of similar blends from the Languedoc and Roussillon in France.

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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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Kevin O'Connor, the former wine director at Wolfgang Puck's famous LA restaurant, Spago, is co-founder of this incredible winery, which is reinventing the definition of California wine. This intriguing blend of old vines Carignan, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah is super juicy and sinuous in the mouth, showing exotic notes of cinnamon, clove, mulberry, and plum fruit. This sassy wine comes across very fresh and pure and is reminiscent of similar blends from the Languedoc and Roussillon in France.

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