Lioco Indica 2019
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|Region||California, North Coast, Mendocino|
Aromas of blueberry compote, dried rosemary, and iron. Flavors of plum skin, granite, black raspberry. Pair with BBQ spare ribs, salsiccia pizza, and grilled flank steak. We've historically allocated this over-performing fruit exclusively to our rosé program, but beginning in 2019 we carved out a few tons for Indica Red. As such, the 2019 Indica is a blend of three historic Mendocino ranches - Lolonis (circa 1942), McCutchen (circa 1960s), and Bartolomei (circa 1940s). The wine benefits from multiple fermentation techniques - some open-topped, some sub-capped, some closed-topped. The resulting wine is not carbonic hipster juice, but rather a serious red table wine more akin to Gigondas or Corbieres. Mostly Carignan with a few barrels of Valdiguie blended in for good measure, it may be the most "Californian" wine we produce.