2021 LIOCO Mendochino County Pinot NoirUdsolgt
Vintage 2021 will be remembered for the extreme drought conditions and the luxurious, ultra-concentrated wines that ensued. There are two new vineyard sources featured in the 2021. 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 Mendo 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. Enjoy it!
black raspberry, violet flower, pine cone
wild coastal berries, lavender, black tea
tempura'd mushrooms, fried quail, Peking duck