LIOCO Chardonnay Sonoma 2017 | Fresh & Energetic Michelin Star Favorite
LIOCO Chardonnay Sonoma 2017 presents pale straw with shimmers of green at the rim. Fresh and energetic aromatic profile, with sliced lemon peel, wets stones, and white flowers. While the focused, bright palate is crisp with notes of pear and golden apple, with hints of fresh herbs. So, this promises to fill out nicely with a little air in a decanter. And over the next several years in the bottle. Drink now-2023.
Lioco | Top 100 Winery
Just fifteen years after bootstrapping his way into high-end winemaking, LIOCO earned a coveted spot among Wine & Spirits magazine’s Top 100 Wineries in the world in 2017. Their story is repeated by a stunning roster of restaurants. Starting with Michelin 3-star temple The French Laundry. In addition their 3-star Healdsburg neighbor SingleThread. Plus The Little Nell in Aspen among them—that feature their wines.
The LIOCO Chardonnay Sonoma 2017 exudes bright citrus energy. Plus just-picked pear and golden apple flavors. And dazzling freshness embodies everything that has made LIOCO a favorite. Not to mention being darling among America’s top sommeliers and Chardonnay collectors alike. A blend of three vineyards—the biodynamic Teac-Mor, Stuhlmuller, and Littorai neighbor Goldridge. While each site could easily stand on its own at twice the price. Together, they deliciously characterize Sonoma terroir.
Found at the finest Michelin-starred Seafood Restaurants
LIOCO’s founding partners first made their name by scouring coastal California for cool vineyard sites and rare soils. In addition by traveling tirelessly to pour their wines one-on-one for sommeliers from San Francisco to Stockholm. This eventually earned them impressive wine list placements in restaurants like The French Laundry and Manhattan’s Jean-Georges.
Co-founder Matt Licklider
So, now run by co-founder Matt Licklider and his wife Sara. While LIOCO’s reputation as a producer of unique California wines has, without a doubt, eclipsed its charming founding story. While this evolution is best embodied by LIOCO’s new tasting room. Located on the town square in Sonoma County’s new gourmet Mecca of Healdsburg. Where just steps away, Michelin 2-star darling SingleThread offers a half-dozen LIOCO wines.