2015 Idlewild Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • RandomCoil wrote: 92 points

    January 22, 2018 - Exactly what a domestically-grown/made Italian varietal should be: plenty of grippy tannins and old world funk with just enough CA fruitiness to round it out.

  • PatWilley wrote: 60 points

    December 31, 2017 - Dey not smooth

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    September 7, 2017 - I failed to heed my own advice, and served a bottle of this as part of a tasting this week. It was really tannic. There is still a lot of fruit, so let it sleep.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    May 24, 2017 - Normally the Idlewild wines are so drinkable I don't know how to stop. In this case, some of the baby fat had melted away, and the wine was very tight/clenched. I gave it 24 hours to loosen up, and it showed a lot more fruit/depth, but it still had a lot of tannin. California Dolcetto with a lot of tannin? Go figure!

    The wine has plenty of depth to wait for some softening, but beware the teeth for now. I am really looking forward to what happens with this wine in 2-3 more years.

  • mjfaulkner wrote: 90 points

    January 8, 2017 - Light red. Cranberry and pomegranate notes- tart acidity gives this plenty of lift when paired with tomato based sauces. Very enjoyable.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma’s Sensational 2015s Parts 1 & 2 (Mar 2017), 3/1/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Idlewild
  • Varietal Dolcetto
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Fox Hill Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

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  • In Cellars 50 (50%)
  • Consumed 51 (50%)

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