Our small-production wines are all about intimacy, personality and place. Some hail from famed sites like Hirsch or Hanzell, others from lesser known parcels like La Marisma. Each is the purest expression of one grower’s hard work, one specific place, and the growing conditions of a particular year. These elements are recognizable in the wine, making every pour exciting. If properly cellared, these highly nuanced wines will evolve over time.
While we have a penchant for site-specific wines, we also believe there is a place for blends. Some of the greatest wines on earth are blended wines. Marrying fruit from proximate vineyards, the LIOCO blends capture the unique qualities of a designated growing area such as the Russian River Valley AVA or Mendocino County. You’ll spot these wines on better restaurant wine lists across the country.
We currently produce wine from three counties—Sonoma, Mendocino, and Santa Cruz. The focus is on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan with an emphasis on older vines, sites with tougher soil, and select clones. Sometimes the hunt for Pinot Noir uncovers other treasures like a coastal Syrah vineyard or a rare, mid-century planting of Valdiguie. We make room for such discoveries.