Sam Bilbro comes from a very accomplished Zin producing family. His father was the founder of Marietta and his older brother is the man behind Limerick Lane. After working a stint in the Restaurant industry he returned to his roots of working the vineyard. Unlike his family though, Sam has a passion for the opposite side of California Zin - Northern Italian varietals. He strives to produce beautifully delicate wines with great acidity. Any fan of Italian wine or simply lighter more elegant varietals should not miss out on these gems.
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Vinous Media 90 "The 2016 The Bird Flora & Fauna Red, a blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Grignolino and Freisa, five Piedmontese varieties one does not exactly see every day in California. Bold red cherry, tobacco, dried herb and anise flavors abound in this rustic, yet pleasing, everyday
"(47% Nebbiolo, 28% Barbera, 25% Dolcetto) There is a play between savory tones versus freshness and subtlety versus power that make this Rosé very intriguing. The aromas are wound up around orange peel, celery salt, grapefruit, alpine herbs, wildflowers, and wet river rocks. The three varieties can
"(50% Muscat Blanc, 47% Arneis, 3% Cortese) A dry, exotic, and aromatic white that doesn't stray to an over the top or sappy level is hard to find, and it was the rational behind the varietal choices and picking decisions. Macerated orange blossoms, wet river stones, spiced honey, ginger, gardenia,