TN: 2015 Idlewild Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard

2015 Idlewild Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (5/24/2017)
Normally the Idlewild wines are so drinkable I don’t know how to stop. In this case, some of the baby fat had melted away, and the wine was very tight/clenched. I gave it 24 hours to loosen up, and it showed a lot more fruit/depth, but it still had a lot of tannin. California Dolcetto with a lot of tannin? Go figure!

The wine has plenty of depth to wait for some softening, but beware the teeth for now. I am really looking forward to what happens with this wine in 2-3 more years.

Posted from CellarTracker

Thanks for the note David. Tasted this at the pickup last year and bought more 2014 to allow the 15 to soften up more. No doubt it will,there is great material under the structure.

Btw, had the Idlewild 2014 Dolcetto last week with some homemade duck confit pizza and it is drinking really well. If you have any left, it’s the way to go.


I still have the 2013, so that’s the go-to for now. That or just drink The Bird!