2015 Idlewild "The Bird-Flora & Fauna" Mendocino Red Blend

SKU #1294207 89-91 points Vinous

 The 2015 The Bird Flora & Fauna Red, Idlewild's Dolcetto/Barbera/Nebbiolo blend, is absolutely delicious. Deep, bold and flavorful, the 2015 delivers lovely complexity in a fresh, vinous style best enjoyed over the next few years. The plumpness of the fruit is all Barbera, while Dolcetto and Nebbiolo add structure and aromatics. A kick of acidity on the finish keeps the flavors bright. Best of all the Bird Flora & Fauna Red is a terrific value. (AG)  (7/2016)

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Staff Image By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/7/2017 | Send Email
What an interesting wine this is! Lighter, red fruited nose with a nice whiff of minerals to it. On the palate, dark red cherry and red plum flavors. A really nice, long finish of tart red fruits and minerals. This is a great food wine because of its versatility. A super, super bargain as well! Ding, ding, ding. Winner!

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Other Red Wines

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United States

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