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Liocco Indica Red Blend Duo

LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the overly powerful, overly oaked wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some local wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration; California provided the fruit, with a focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Indica-then a blend of Carignan and Petite Sirah-was one of Liocco's first big victories. Back then, almost nobody knew what Carignan was. If they did know the grape, they associated it with southern French 'jug' wines. Indica proved them wrong, but soon became a victim of its own success; the grapes they had been using got too expensive to make a wine at this price. But a few years passed, different growers were located, and...it's BACK, this time with a touch of Valdigue instead of the Petite Sirah. Blackberry, mulberry. A touch of licorice. A dash of vanilla. Earthy, spicy. Elemental. Delicious.  

LIOCO was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The two colleagues, critical of the overly powerful, overly oaked wines of the day, wondered if it were possible to make some local wines that favored nuance over sheer power. In 2005, relying on nothing more than their palates and their rolodexes, the two embarked on a winemaking odyssey. Europe was the inspiration; California provided the fruit, with a focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones.

Indica-then a blend of Carignan and Petite Sirah-was one of Liocco’s first big victories. Back then, almost nobody knew what Carignan was. If they did know the grape, they associated it with southern French ‘jug’ wines. Indica proved them wrong, but soon became a victim of its own success; the grapes they had been using got too expensive to make a wine at this price. But a few years passed, different growers were located, and…it’s BACK, this time with a touch of Valdigue instead of the Petite Sirah. Blackberry, mulberry. A touch of licorice. A dash of vanilla. Earthy, spicy. Elemental.

Delicious.

 

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Country

California, USA

Region

Mendocino

Vintage

2018

Grape Varietal

Carignan, Valdigue

Offering

2018

$60.00 $42.00

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Additional information

Country

California, USA

Region

Mendocino

Vintage

2018

Grape Varietal

Carignan, Valdigue

Offering

2018

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