2016 Idlewild Cortese Fox Hill Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2018 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • MRichman wrote:

    September 26, 2019 - Acidic, bright, lemon. Wax & wool, like a Chenin Blank. Steely, a little grass. Really good. Broad.

  • brigcampbell wrote:

    May 4, 2019 - Looks unfiltered as it's quite cloudy. Interesting aromas which made me think Italian immediately. Medium plus weight and some tannins, double blind could pass for a red.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 25, 2019 - Slightly cloudy from the partial skin-contact, this was effusive on the nose from the get go. Served at cellar temperature (55-ish), it was medium-bodied and bright on the palate, showing lots of pithy fruit elements, as well as a bit of brambly spice. It warmed up to maybe 60 degrees or so, and that extra bit of warmth opened the aromatics further, with more tree fruit, fresh hay and a touch of honeysuckle. Served with some cacio e pepe (heavy on the pepper), and grilled chicken, and the pairing worked very well.

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  • fred o. Likes this wine:

    October 22, 2018 - at tasting room.
    per staff, unfiltered; portion of it spends 90 days on the skins.
    golden color. Nose pear, beeswax, light cinnamon; a bit closed. Palate richer body, nice acidity, nectarine pith and fleshy fruit with some light pomegranate, finish with a light lambic/sour beer flavor. Interesting and refreshing with a chill. 90 pts

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type White
  • Producer Idlewild
  • Varietal Cortese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Fox Hill Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 51 (57%)
  • Consumed 38 (43%)

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