Tuesday, November 02, 2010

#1 White Wine to Drink Now

My favorite food-magazine highlights LIOCO, actually the fine folks at Saveur rank it #!.  Just in time for the Thanksgiving Table.  LIOCO is distributed in Texas by Avante Beverages, this will disappear in a hurry.  BRAVO!! 

LIOCO Charles Heintz Chardonnay
2008 ($45)

Winemaker Kevin Kelley apprenticed in Burgundy before returning to make beautiful wines like this clean, precise chardonnay. Made from late-harvest grapes meticulously tended along the chilly, fog-shrouded slopes of the Sonoma Coast, this amber-hued chardonnay looks oaked but was made in stainless steel. It smells of heather and tastes like pineapple, honeyed pear, and apricot, balanced by bracing minerals.


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