Name: Idlewild Dolcetto Fox Hill
Country: United States
Producer: Idlewild Wines
This vintage of Dolcetto is decidedly graceful. While it has ample depth and concentration, it is more so focused clean pure fruit and a ethereal lightness. They say that the Piemontese bleed Dolcetto as it is the favored daily wine of the region. While a rather jovial variety, Dolcetto does have a serious side that when shown in balance highlights the grape’s ability to be compelling.
220 cases produced.
Vinous Review: 90 points
The 2013 Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard is fabulous. Dark red and purplish fruit, spices, menthol and tobacco meld together in the glass, with firm Dolcetto tannins that emerge on the mid-palate and finish. This is another absolutely joyous, delicious red to drink over the next year or so.
-- Antonio Galloni