2008 Lioco "Indica" Mendocino Red Wine

SKU #1061273

Lioco's 2008 indica is a blend of old-vine Carignan and Petite Sirah, plus a nice dollop of gnarly old Mourvedre from a neighboring appellation (Suisun Valley). The resultant wine is black-fruited, spicy, and a bit Bauhaus (in a Peter Murphy kind-of-way). This takes us to France, a warm part like the Roussillon. Grill up some lamb burgers, twist a cap, and enjoy life.

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 By: GZ |  Review Date: 10/3/2011 
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A good wine to warm the bones on a cool, rainy night. A well-balanced and fairly light wine considering the almost 14% alcohol. Noticeable tannins, some floral aroma, and dark fruit and spice flavors.

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Varietal:

Carignane

- This red grape goes by many names, including Carignane, Carignano, Cariñena, Mazuelo, Moestal, Roussillonen and Samsó, which can make things confusing. A native of northern Spain's Cariñena DO, this grape is also found all over France, particularly in the Languedoc-Roussillon, and is also planted in substantial amounts in Italy and California. A bold, spicy, tannic grape, you'll frequently find Carignan blended with softer, fruitier varieties like Grenache.
Country:

United States

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Sub-Region:

California

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Specific Appellation:

Anderson Valley/Mendocino

- Cooled by the nearby ocean and the seemingly omnipresent bank of oceanic fog, this picturesque wine region is home to a wealth of cool-climate grapes like riesling and gewürztraminer plus chardonnay and pinor noir, which are responsible for impressive and intense sparkling wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.8