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WTN: Idlewild TheBird Red '16...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 am

Tried last night w/ my salad:
1. Idlewild TheBird Flora&FaunaRedWine MendoCnty (13.2%; 39% Barbera/28.5% Nebbiolo/26% Dolcetto/4% Grignolino/2.5% Freisa) 2016: Med.light color; strong grapey cherry/black cherry lightly spicy some earthy/dusty/MendoCnty tomatoey slight dried Italian herbs/oregano lightish quite pleasant nose; bit tart/tangy/lean rather earthy/Mendo tomatoey light bright/grapey/cherry dried herbs somewhat rustic/earthy flavor w/ light brisk/tangy tannins; med.long tart/tangy/lean somewhat earthy/rustic rather grapey/cherry/licorice/dried Italian herbs finish w/ light bitey tannins; a rather rustic red that speaks strongly of MendoCnty; the Nebb really comes thru; good drinking red at a great price; will benefit from a few yrs age. $25.00
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. Sam makes a white/rose/red Flora&Fauna, w/ different blends every yr. Though I tend to prefer the white, they're all really tasty, if a bit rustic, wines at a very attractive price point.
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Re: WTN: Idlewild TheBird Red '16...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:42 pm

Ordered mine the day he offered it. Hope to be drinking one in April.
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Yup...

by TomHill » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:50 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Ordered mine the day he offered it. Hope to be drinking one in April.

David,
The order last week was for the '17. This was the '16 that came in almost a yr ago.
Because of all the Nebb in it, there's no rush to open the '16.
The '17 is 60% Dolcetto, 35% Barbera, and 5% Nebbiolo; and should be somewhat
more approachable.
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Re: WTN: Idlewild TheBird Red '16...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:48 pm

Oh right. Too busy enjoying France to notice.

Well I have the ‘16 as well, so...
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