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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Lioco Indica Carignan 2007
Lioco Indica Carignan 2007
(search item no. 99160)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of old-vine carignan (87%) and petite sirah (13%).

The 07 Indica has less tannin and more satin. The additions of some cold-climate Grenache and Mourvedre produced unexpected high tones in the wine. Now the entire orchestra is playing. Bouquet of morello cherries, red plums, and rhubarb, accented with hints of baking spice. Tastes of sour cherries, dried blueberries, and something wonderfully herbaceous. The wine will transport you to southern France. And the 07 is rocking a screw cap! Twist and bliss.

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About Lioco:

LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt Licklider (a seasoned wine import specialist) and Kevin O'Connor (former wine director at Michelin Two-Star Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true "wine of origin." After gathering opinion on the subject from some of the world's great wine producers, we arrived at our conclusion: California can achieve a wine of origin, provided certain protocols are adhered to--both in the vineyard and in the cellar.