Lioco is one of the “New California’s” great micro-negociants, making wines that convey everything that California can be, without obscuring flavors or terroir with too-high alcohol or manipulation. Hanzell Vineyard, of course, is one of California’s great, historic sites (they have the oldest continuously producing Chardonnay vines in America) and has made some of its most important Chardonnays. Put them together and you get a spectacular Chardonnay of weight and depth, but with mineral cut and oodles of freshness!
Old vine 100% Hanzell- barrel fermented and finished in tank? I'm soooo happy right now.
Old vine 100% Hanzell- barrel fermented and finished in tank? I'm soooo happy right now.9.5
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard
Solid. Tight. Will be interesting to revisit in a few years.
Solid. Tight. Will be interesting to revisit in a few years.9.2
A treat to taste. Want to revisit in 5-10
A treat to taste. Want to revisit in 5-109.2