Idlewild 'The Bird Red' 2017

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Item Number: 29343
Idlewild 'The Bird Red' 2017

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WE: 93
VM: 91
Item Number: 29343
Wine Enthusiast 93
WE TOP 100 2018 Rank 37
"A light bright expression of Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo, the Dolcetto shines brightest in its fruit-forward dusty incarnation of wild strawberry and dark cherry, uplifted by the Barbera's tenacious acidity. It changes in the glass to show complexity and verve, with a splash of tannin on the finish."

Vinous Media 91
"The 2017 Red The Bird Flora & Fauna a blend of 39% Barbera, 28.5% Nebbiolo, 26% Dolcetto, 4% Grignolino, and 2.5% Freisa, is absolutely gorgeous and also the most complete wine in this range. Red plum, lavender, spice and new leather all develop in this succulent wine. Open-knit and pliant, the 2017 has quite a bit to offer, especially over the next few years."~Antonio Galloni

"In Italy, the house wine is often light, fresh, aromatic, and firmly structured so as to pair beautifully next to a wide range of foods. That is the inspiration for The Bird. Black cherries, wild strawberries, dried herbs, roses, fresh soil, and a touch of orange peel make up the aromatic profile. The mouth feel is a joyful interplay of brightness with just enough chewy bass notes before the seriousness kicks in with a firm acid and tannin balance on the finish."~Winery Notes

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Idlewild 'The Bird Red' 2017
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Information about Idlewild 'The Bird Red' 2017

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Red Blends

Winery: Idlewild

Region: California >  Mendocino

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