Idlewild

Fox Hill Vineyard Barbera

9.138 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Barbera
Top Notes For
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

Feb 18th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

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

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

Oct 28th, 2015
Punky Mahle

Tasty little wine and actually tastes like Barbera

Tasty little wine and actually tastes like Barbera

Oct 4th, 2015
Joe Carroll

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

8.7

Surprising tastes like Barbera

Surprising tastes like Barbera

Apr 30th, 2015
Amy Lieberfarb

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.

Nov 10th, 2014
Christine Havens

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.

Nov 7th, 2014
Matt Beyard

Great Barbera and excellent with food.

Great Barbera and excellent with food.

Nov 4th, 2018
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!

Feb 14th, 2016
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

Dec 28th, 2015
Michelle Beer

Acidic without tannins. Had with cannoloni. Tasty.

Acidic without tannins. Had with cannoloni. Tasty.

Dec 26th, 2015