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Idlewild 2018 Dolcetto 'Fox Hill'

Idlewild 2018 Dolcetto 'Fox Hill'

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Medium-bodied and fresh with firm structure, this Dolcetto is a joyful expression of dark red fruit, earth and nutty spice.

Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Vineyard: Fox Hill Vineyard
Location: Mendocino, CA
Alcohol: 12.9%
Production: 340 cases

The nose shows black cherry, earth, roses, almond and anise. The mouth is medium-bodied with freshness and firm tannin on the finish. It is joyful and serious all at once.

Fermented 100% whole cluster with partial food treading with full stem inclusion. Native yeast and bacteria were responsible for the primary and secondary fermentations. Wine was basket pressed and then put down to large format Slovenien oak Botti for a year of elevage, then a year in bottle to complete its aging.

Located southeast of Ukiah on Mendocino’s Talmage Bench, the soils in Fox Hill vineyard are well drained with high concentrations of grave, quartz and sandstone. Planted predominately with Italian varieties.