Idlewild Fox Hill Vineyard Barbera 2013

9.137 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Jennifer DiDomizio Delectable Pro

Its no secret that I adore these wines. Fresh and juicy Barbera!

Its no secret that I adore these wines. Fresh and juicy Barbera!

9.0

Punky Mahle Delectable Pro

Tasty little wine and actually tastes like Barbera

Tasty little wine and actually tastes like Barbera

8.9

Joe Carroll Delectable Pro

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

Surprising tastes like Barbera

Surprising tastes like Barbera

8.7

Amy Lieberfarb Delectable Pro

Barbera was lovely...Winemaker was passionate about the Grape and the start of IdleWild. Unique grapes planted in CA. Also try their cortese...wow.

Barbera was lovely...Winemaker was passionate about the Grape and the start of IdleWild. Unique grapes planted in CA. Also try their cortese...wow.

9.0

Christine Havens Delectable Pro

One of the finds of the evening at Big Sur Food & Wine Festival is Idlewild. Winemaker Sam Bilbro has only been making wine since 2012, but I'm convinced that's he's a rising star. All of his wines show the work of a surprisingly deft hand. The 2013 Fox Hill Barbera is light on its feet and pretty. Aromatics of balsamic, bing cherry and dried herbs. This is a fresh Barbera with firm, fine tannins and nicely balanced acidity. One of the best domestic examples I've tasted.

One of the finds of the evening at Big Sur Food & Wine Festival is Idlewild. Winemaker Sam Bilbro has only been making wine since 2012, but I'm convinced that's he's a rising star. All of his wines show the work of a surprisingly deft hand. The 2013 Fox Hill Barbera is light on its feet and pretty. Aromatics of balsamic, bing cherry and dried herbs. This is a fresh Barbera with firm, fine tannins and nicely balanced acidity. One of the best domestic examples I've tasted.

8.8

Matt Lasater

Strewed plums and currants, savory wet wood, spice, violets. Really pretty and fruit forward style that shows just hints of earth

Strewed plums and currants, savory wet wood, spice, violets. Really pretty and fruit forward style that shows just hints of earth

8.6

David Savi

Big and supple, bit jammy, not too alcoholic. Perfect with tonight's Tuscan sausage/cannelloni bean/kale soup!

Big and supple, bit jammy, not too alcoholic. Perfect with tonight's Tuscan sausage/cannelloni bean/kale soup!

9.1

Duncan Armstrong

Smooth, velvety, good body; fresh fruit, a touch of earth. Mmmm. Very well balanced

Smooth, velvety, good body; fresh fruit, a touch of earth. Mmmm. Very well balanced

9.2

Michelle Beer

Acidic without tannins. Had with cannoloni. Tasty.

Acidic without tannins. Had with cannoloni. Tasty.

9.0

Richard Lewis

Acid and levity - always a winning combination.

Acid and levity - always a winning combination.

9.4

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  • 803 Sibley Memorial Hwy
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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