Red

2016 Idlewild The Bird Red

Nebbiolo Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    August 26, 2019 - It is ridiculous that this wine can be such a seamless match with a pizza. I have tried multiple, different pies, and it always works. Dusty red fruit, bright acids that cut through cheese and toppings, and a spicy, structured finish. This is a must have wine for me.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • RandomCoil wrote: 85 points

    February 16, 2019 - Super fruit forward. You might mistake it for a supermarket zin.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    February 15, 2019 - What to have when having pizza. Fresh red fruit, bright acidity, grippy tannins that are calmed by the cheese and pepperoni, The Bird is year after year the perfect wine for pizza. A couple of years in bottle, and it settles in, making me feel like a piece of California has been transplanted in Piemonte.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mjfaulkner wrote: 90 points

    October 28, 2018 - Ruby red. Juicy, bright cherry and cranberry fruit. Lively acidity- firm tannins on the finish. Needs time.

  • chcook Likes this wine:

    June 4, 2018 - PNP. nose has notes c/w carbonic maceration. swishing shows some unobtrusive acids and mostly tannin structure. sipping shows good balance and the structure keeps this from being overtly fruity. good but has VA

    1 person 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 Bird” Flora and Fauna Red (Mendocino County)) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Idlewild Wines Red The Bird Flora & Fauna North Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Idlewild
  • Varietal Nebbiolo Blend
  • Designation The Bird Red
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

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  • In Cellars 52 (55%)
  • Consumed 42 (45%)

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