2016 Idlewild ‘the bird, flora & fauna red’

2016 Idlewild ‘the bird, flora & fauna red’

Regular price $25

Price: $25

Region: Mendocino County < California
Grapes: Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Freisa
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming; gravel/sandstone soils; whole cluster fermentation, initially started carbonically, then grapes are foot trodden to get a standard fermentation going; 13.2% ABV
Winemaker: Sam Bilbro

For ‘the bird’, Sam was inspired by the ubiquitous and eminently drinkable house wines of Italy, which are usually light, fresh, aromatic, and structured just enough to pair with whatever nonna made for dinner. It’s a field blend of Italian varietals that offers something for everyone – juicy and herbaceous, with black cherries, wild strawberries, thyme, olives, some dirt, and a touch of orange peel. It’s starts off bright and easy before the seriousness kicks in with a hit of acid and tannin on the finish. A dreamy and versatile food red