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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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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
A harmonious blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Grenache, the 2017 Luli Rosé presents itself with a beautiful pale apricot color. The cool, foggy days of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco appellations are expressed through fresh aromatics of candied watermelon, white peach, and crushed strawberry. Lively citrus and red berry flavors are enhanced by crisp, focused acidity, leading to a refreshingly dry finish.Fact Sheet
In the glass, this wine bursts with aromatics of grapefruit, juicy melon, key lime, and lychee notes. Hailing from the gravelly soils of the Arroyo Seco AVA, this Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in 100% neutral oak barrels. On the palate, vibrant acidity surrounds flavors of passionfruit, lime zest, and crushed rocks, which give way to a textured and complex finish.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.
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