Lioco Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Eric Grasser Delectable Pro

Nice expression toward the purity of Cali Chardonnay. Grapefruit, white flowers, green pear, lemon curd with a chalky texture.

Nice expression toward the purity of Cali Chardonnay. Grapefruit, white flowers, green pear, lemon curd with a chalky texture.

9.0

Jennifer

So...I'm a European white wine lover but I am trying to figure out why you people like California wine. So I buy this to test the water. I loathe Chardonnay but this is different juice.

So...I'm a European white wine lover but I am trying to figure out why you people like California wine. So I buy this to test the water. I loathe Chardonnay but this is different juice.

8.9

Joel Hammett

Nose doesn't give much. Unripe apple, citrus. Very mineral.

Nose doesn't give much. Unripe apple, citrus. Very mineral.

9.0

Erik Nordman Delectable Pro

First time trying the '15 Lioco's Sonoma County Chardonnay; I think I like the '14 a bit more but I first tasted the '14 not too long ago either so I'll have to revisit this in a bit more time to be sure, in case it just needs a bit more time to unfurl, it's rather tight at the moment but still really good. Lemon curd, slightly underripe yellow apple, slightly underripe startfruit, a truckload of crushed chalk, plus a bit of creme fraiche and slight dogwood floral character as well as a bit of brioche dough from the lees treatment. The flavor profile is very similar to the '14 but a bit more taught and mineral-driven. Acid is focused with medium (+) intensity. Body is medium and perfectly rounded out by spontaneous MF. Rivals a solid Chablis or Montagny. One of the suggested pairings on the label is fish tacos and I gotta agree, I think this would be killer with that.

First time trying the '15 Lioco's Sonoma County Chardonnay; I think I like the '14 a bit more but I first tasted the '14 not too long ago either so I'll have to revisit this in a bit more time to be sure, in case it just needs a bit more time to unfurl, it's rather tight at the moment but still really good. Lemon curd, slightly underripe yellow apple, slightly underripe startfruit, a truckload of crushed chalk, plus a bit of creme fraiche and slight dogwood floral character as well as a bit of brioche dough from the lees treatment. The flavor profile is very similar to the '14 but a bit more taught and mineral-driven. Acid is focused with medium (+) intensity. Body is medium and perfectly rounded out by spontaneous MF. Rivals a solid Chablis or Montagny. One of the suggested pairings on the label is fish tacos and I gotta agree, I think this would be killer with that.

9.0

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Hard to find a better Chardonnay that performs this well at this price. Fresh, crisp, and showing a little more lees notes and textural breadth this vintage.

Hard to find a better Chardonnay that performs this well at this price. Fresh, crisp, and showing a little more lees notes and textural breadth this vintage.

9.0

Andrew Ellsworth

Drank with lobster rolls - dry, balanced, delicious

Drank with lobster rolls - dry, balanced, delicious

9.1

Jeff D Delectable Pro

Always reliable

Always reliable

8.7

George & JJ Seiters

Very clean, very French

Very clean, very French

9.3

James Forsyth Delectable Pro

I really like Lioco and this, their basic Chard, is no exception. Fairly Old World in style with lemon and a decent minerality but with a hint of the richness that is so characteristic of the area. Perfect for an evening on the roof.

I really like Lioco and this, their basic Chard, is no exception. Fairly Old World in style with lemon and a decent minerality but with a hint of the richness that is so characteristic of the area. Perfect for an evening on the roof.

9.0

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