Wine Wednesday: LIOCO Wine Company, 2016 Rosé Carignage, Mendocino

"Wine is older than history. Humans didn't invent wine. We discovered it."

-Philip Seldon

This Week: LIOCO Wine Company, 2016 Rosé Carignage, Mendocino

About LIOCO Wine Company:

The idea for LIOCO Wine Company was thought up in 2001, in an alleyway in Beverly Hills, by colleagues in the wine industry Kevin O'Connor and Matt Licklider. They found themselves wondering if they could make local wine that would favor nuance over power. In 2005, they put their idea to the test and founded LIOCO Wine Company in Santa Rosa. Today, the winery is operated by husband and wife duo Matt and Sara Licklider. The fruit they use to produce their wines is purchased from family-owned vineyards, from Sonoma, Santa Cruz, and Mendocino counties. They focus on creating small-batch Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carigna.

Tasting Notes:

This 2016 Vintage has aromas of pickled watermelon, sweet tarts, and wild herbs with flavors of fresh rhubarb, wild strawberries, and candied orange peel.


At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing LIOCO Wine Company, 2016 Rosé Carignage with our Duck Confit (farro, peaches, roasted shallots, frisee, chilli vinaigrette) or Seared Scallops (corn cake, bacon vinaigrette, garden basil, baby kale).

At home try it with salmon, light pasta dishes, or a summer salad.


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