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Lioco Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

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  • WE91
750ML / 12.9% ABV
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750ML / 12.9% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2014 Demuth Vineyard Chardonnay opens up with brioche, yellow plum and lemon balm with ginger root, pulverized rock, and hazelnut on the palate.

Pair this wine with a bacon/onion tart, truffled eggs or octopus salad.

Critical Acclaim

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W&S 92
Wine & Spirits
The 35-year-old chardonnay vines at Demuth are hampered by phylloxera and thin hillside soils, but nutrient-building cover crops have revived them. Demuth is a sunny, windy site and the mature vines seem to capture that climatic tension in plump, sunny fruit that smells completely fresh, like meadow flowers and green tea. The flavors are pulled between simple, peachy deliciousness and the earthy imprint of the fruit, resulting in a vinous and satisfying chardonnay.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast
This taut young wine needs time to show more personality. An aroma like fresh-baked bread and lightly toasted almonds leads to a firm mouthfeel and tight flavors like crisp green apples and peach skin. All this should soften and open up later, so drink after 2018.
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Lioco was conceived in the alley behind Spago Beverly Hills by wine director Kevin O’Connor and wine salesman Matt Licklider. The year was 2001 -- and the two colleagues, critical of the heavy-handed 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, as were the more restrained California wines of the 1980’s.

Today, the winery is owned and operated by the Licklider family. Husband/wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider and their small team produce the wines at a state-of-the-art winemaking cooperative in Santa Rosa. All of the fruit is purchased from family-owned vineyards spanning 200-miles and three counties (Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino).

The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan from sites with older vines, interesting soil, and heritage clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. Room is made for such discoveries.

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Surrounded by redwood forests and often blanketed in chilly, ocean fog, the Anderson Valley is one of California’s most picturesque appellations. During the growing season, moist, cool, late afternoon air flows in from the Pacific Ocean along the Navarro River and over the valley's golden, oak-studded hills. High and low temperatures can vary as much as 40 or 50 degrees within a single day, allowing for slow and gentle ripening of grapes, which will in turn create elegantly balanced wines.

The Anderson Valley is best known for Pinot Noir made in a range of styles from delicate and floral to powerful and concentrated. Chardonnay also shines here, and both varieties are often utilized for the production of some of California’s best traditional method sparkling wines. The region also draws inspiration from Alsace and produces excellent Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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