Lioco Mendocino Pinot Noir
There are two new vineyard sources featured in this bottling. The first, a dry-farmed, hillside vineyard located at the western headwaters of the Russian River Valley gives a powerful mid-palate structure that tastes like $50 Pinot Noir. The other, on the far Mendocino coast facing the Albion Wind Gap delivers that electric blue-fruited wine only found near the ocean. These two exciting sites were blended with our now perennial site in the Potter Valley, making for a complex version of this wine with increased amplitude. This one punches above its weight class.
Aroma: Black raspberry, violet flower, & pine cone.
Flavor: Wild coastal berries, lavender, & black tea
Pairings: Tempura'd mushrooms, fried quail, Peking duck