The Wines of LIOCO with Matt Licklider

Cypress On The Hill is very proud to present:

The Wines of LIOCO

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 @ 6:30pm

Please join us Tuesday, April 5th, as we welcome Matt Licklider, co-founder and owner of LIOCO Wines. LIOCO is the result of a years-long conversation between Matt and his friend Kevin O’Connor (former wine director at Michelin Two-Star Rated Spago-Beverly Hills) about whether California could produce a true “wine of origin.” By personally selecting and purchasing fruit from some of California’s most storied and prestigious vineyards, LIOCO is honoring their commitment to the mantra “Great wine is grown, not made.” Their low-interference winemaking style produces what we believe to be some of the finest single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in California, if not the entire U.S.  For more information about LIOCO and their wonderful wines, see their website here.

The menu for this unforgettable evening will feature seven of Matt’s beautiful wines paired with five courses of Chef Alex Gallis’ exciting presentations for only $80.00

Reception Wines (choice of one or half glass of each):

2009 LIOCO “Sonoma County” Chardonnay

2010 LIOCO “Indica” Rose of Old Vine Carignan

1st Course

Minted Soup of English Peas & Spring Vidalia Onions

Served Chilled with House-Made Cornmeal Muffins

*Wine: 2006 LIOCO “Michaud Vineyard” Chardonnay*

2nd Course

Long Island Duck Tender Satay

Thai Bird Chili Marinade & Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Wine: 2009 LIOCO “Anderson Valley” Pinot Noir

3rd Course

Ragu of Braised Local Lamb Shoulder

Served atop Wild & Exotic Mushroom Risotto

Wine: 2009 LIOCO “Hirsch Vineyard” Pinot Noir

4th Course

Cane Creek Farm Roasted Fresh Ham

Local Baby Carrots, Spring Vidalias, & Turned Potatoes in Smoked Ham Hock Jus

*Wine: 2006 LIOCO “Michaud Vineyard” Pinot Noir*

Dessert Course

Brown Butter Baked Apples

Almond Poundcake, Ginger Ice Cream, & Chapel Hill Honey

*Wine: 2006 LIOCO “Charles Heintz Vineyard” Late Harvest Chardonnay*

* Denotes a rare selection pulled from the winery’s private library*