Lioco has created this Chardonnay from fruit grown in dried creek beds throughout the Russian River. The wine is left in contact with the lees for six months, it does not see any oak, and it is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Fresh citrus notes play against a creamy mouthfeel. Brilliant, racy Chardonnay that when tasted blind gives White Burgundies costing several times as much a run for their money.
Think that all California Chardonnay has to be overblown, big and buttery? Enter Lioco Sonoma County Chardonnay, a terrific example of what low yield fruit from great sites in Sonoma is capable of WITHOUT manipulation via extensive oak regimes.
LIOCO’s 2021 Sonoma County Chardonnay features sites usually reserved for their $60+ single-vineyard wines. It’s one of their finest renditions, and it shows why LIOCO is a favorite at MICHELIN-starred restaurants.