Lioco Sativa Carignan 2016
From a historic Mendocino vineyard pitched on the lofty slopes of Cloverdale’s Pine Mountain. Jim McCutcheon boasts 70-year old, head-pruned, dry-farmed vines planted on south-facing exposures at 2200-2400 feet. The soil is a mix of hard shale & clay. This rapidly vanishing California grape variety—made in this ‘old-timey’ way—harkens back to the Golden State’s earliest winemaking efforts.
AROMA: black cherry, sarsaparilla, cacao
FLAVOR: salted plum, black rapsberry, cola
FOOD PAIRINGSlamb burger, steak frites, Korean BBQ