IDLEWILD produces a range of wines from a range of locations. The offerings will evolve over time, and that is sure to be the key to the adventure.
2012 Carignan, Testa Vineyard
Mulberry, black cherry, sage, hints of brush and bramble, slight cappuccino, pepper, and mulling spice highlight the aromas. This wine shows that complexity doesn’t require heft or weight and that a compelling wine can still be downright delicious.
$32.00 per 750 ml
2012 Arneis, Fox Hill Vineyard
Vibrant key lime and floral herbs are the highlights while honeysuckle and jasmine tea are in the background. A bit of honeydew, pear, and almond add complexity to the textural mid palate before the clean acid driven finish.
2012 Vin Gris, Dry Creek Valley
Tart wild strawberries, pretty wildflowers, tangerine, and crenshaw melon mark the aromas. The mouth is refreshing with just enough neutral oak and lees influence to add complexity and balance the vibrant acidity.
2012 Grenache Gris, Gibson Ranch
This wine is unique. There is a savory blood orange, herb, amari like quality that dominates; yet the picture is always quite soft and feminine. The mouth is downright gulp-able with a great saline like texture and balance throughout.
2012 Cortese, Fox Hill Vineyard
Partially fermented on skins, this unique wine shows hazelnuts, honey, walnut skins, ripe blossoms, spiced apples, and slight candied orange aromas. The mouthfeel is rich, broad, and textural while still being very clean and vibrant.