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."
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