“Sommelier Meets Grower, and a New Wine is Born.”
Luli 2008 Chardonnay was selected as the best chardonnay under $20. Master Sommelier Sara Floyd teamed up with California's Pisoni Family of Pinot Noir to make this wine, which emphasizes the fruitiness of its Santa Lucia highlands grapes and de-emphasizes oak flavors. It offers pure peaches-and-cream notes with a lick of citrus and pear.
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“The 2008 Chardonnay is a tropical fruit, nectarine, lemon oil and pineapple-scented beauty…”
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We live wine. We are a master sommelier, grapegrowers and winemakers. Our partnership—Sara Floyd and the Pisoni Family—came together from different aspects of the wine business. Sara is a Master Sommelier, the owner of Swirl Wine Brokers and has a long history in wine and restaurants. The Pisoni Family is known for its eponymous vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and for Pisoni Estate and Lucia wines. Deciding that we would make a great team and noting the shortage of handcrafted wines at reasonable prices, we set out to create a new line of wines that you would love, at prices you can afford. We seek high quality fruit and craft exceptional wines.
The Luli wines are made from vineyards in or near the Santa Lucia Highlands. Our goal is to showcase the beauty of our region with wines of consistent quality. We source and purchase grapes from lifelong friends in the area, and are therefore able to maintain a close eye on the farming. The wine production, aging and bottling are done entirely at our own winery.
Vibrant and lively. Luli Chardonnay is sourced from sustainably farmed vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, a cool-climate appellation that ensures bright acidity. The vinification captures this energy. The fruit is fermented in both neutral barrels (older cooperage that no longer imparts wood flavor) and tanks. While the barrels provide texture and lees contact, the tanks provide vibrancy and freshness.Fact Sheet
Full-bodied and complex with bright aromatics. Our flagship wine is sourced from several sustainably farmed vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands. As with all Luli wines, the Pinot Noir is hand-harvested and hand-sorted. After the fruit undergoes a fermentation with native yeast, the wine is aged in barrels for 9-10 months. Bottling is done without fining or filtration to maintain the purest sense of the wine.Fact Sheet
Rich and spicy. As the last variety to ripen in the cold Santa Lucia Highlands, the fruit has much time to develop its flavor complexity, color and richness. Our Syrah production extensively uses whole cluster fermentation to enhance aromatics and texture.Fact Sheet
Crisp and fresh. Made in a vin gris style, the red grapes are pressed immediately when they arrive in the winery. The juice is not allowed to sit on the skins, limiting the amount of its color. A beautiful, vibrant wine results.Fact Sheet
Perfumed and expressive. Luli Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from a very windy and cool vineyard in the neighboring Arroyo Seco appellation. The wine shows a nice blend of the tropic fruit and the greener notes often found in this variety. This wine was fermented in neutral barrels with some lees contact time and limited stirring, which enhances the beauty of the Sauvignon Blanc while maintaining a delicate and complex varietal character.Fact Sheet
If you are looking for Luli in your area, please call us for assistance or contact a local distributor. If you are a restaurant or retailer and would like to carry our wines, please do the same. See below for a list of our current distributors.
We look forward to hearing from you. Our phone number is 831.675.0597, and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org .