2016 Idlewild The Bee

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
Drink starting 2016 (Edit)
CT88 6 reviews
Label borrowed from 2015
Label borrowed from 2017
Label borrowed from 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • ohne_musik wrote: 92 points

    July 10, 2019 - Wow, my previous bottle must have been a bad one. This is just stunning. A beaut. profusely floral, lemony aromatics. In the mouth it’s kicking ass with an electric spine of acid, citrus-infused honey, white flowers, pineapple, lots of complexity, waxy texture, and just pops in the mouth. Going to change my previous rating from 85 to flawed.

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  • Tony Poli Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 20, 2019 - Light straw color. Pretty nose, some floral notes, citrus, a bit of honey. I was surprised by the palate, having read the previous notes. Lots of acidity, citrus, primarily lemon notes, good mouthfeel. Med/long finish. Not a tremendous amount of complexity, but a nice summer quaffer.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ohne_musik wrote: 85 points

    April 18, 2019 - Rather disappointed in this. Perhaps over the hill. Exotic perfume of candles, flowers and stone fruit was promising, but in the mouth it was tired and flabby. Insufficient acid, muddled fruits and flowers, and a hollow mid-palate, despite a nice mouthfeel. Reminds me of a CdR blanc in a warm year.

  • M4 wrote: 85 points

    December 31, 2017 - Just not much taste, sweet smell and fine taste, but little taste

  • ISOPinot wrote:

    November 23, 2017 - Aromas of tree fruit, honey, hint of tea and straw. On the palate, citrus flavors are distinct with a bit of honey and melon. Positives: a dry, food-friendly wine even though predominant grapes of Muscat Canelli and Arneis often yield sweetness. Negative: At $25 plus tax and shipping, QPR substantially below average. A nice alternative to Chardonnay, but there are many options well below $15 to substitute. Drink now.

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2017, Issue #70, The Summer of 2017 North American Wines

    (Idlewild “The Bee” Flora and Fauna White (North Coast)) Subscribe to see review text.


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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Idlewild
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation The Bee
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation North Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 40 (46%)
  • Consumed 47 (54%)

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