Idlewild Lost Hills Ranch Nebbiolo 2018 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Idlewild Lost Hills Ranch Nebbiolo 2018 750ml
SKU: 07474

Idlewild Lost Hills Ranch Nebbiolo 2018


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, North Coast, Mendocino
Brand Idlewild
Alcohol/vol 13.1%

We really enjoyed meeting Sam Bilbro and tasting his naturally-made, unique (yet wildly sensible) California wines. We have carried Marietta Cellars for decades, and hearing about his 'Blue Collar Wine Childhood' and how it shaped the man and winemaker he became was truly fascinating. In his own words: 

'I grew up hanging out in a winery converted from an old cow barn, walking vineyards, and tasting blends with my dad. Later, while in the restaurant industry, I was exposed to wines from across the globe and was especially struck by the wines of Italy’s Piedmont. Learning natural systems and the world of wine in general was my route to making wine and starting Idlewild. I was also fortunate to have many friends and family to learn from along the way. As Idlewild has grown, I have had the great fortune of building a team who I feel so lucky to work alongside. When your coworkers feel like your family, something is working right.

Thomas DeBiase is our resident encyclopedia. Whether it be hard to find Italian wines, vintage sneakers, or Tiki mugs, he has a story and a collection. Courtney Humiston keeps things sparkling. Whether it be her vast knowledge of Champagne or her warm smile and sense of hospitality, she makes the tasting room feel like home. Mike Dmytrenko laughs from his guts and has an unflinching heart. He has a magic combination of care for the details while being able to bang out the big projects that keeps the winery running. Emilia and Hudson are the kids, as well as my inspiration and joy. It’s funny how life seems to work in circles: these two are now walking vineyards and tasting blends with me.' -Sam Bilbro

We tasted and loved this interesting Californian Nebbiolo. The nose is a study in contrasts: roses, orange peel, mint, and cherry are balanced by tar, earth, rust, and sandalwood like spice. It is very 'Nebbiolo' in style. Very pure, natural and delicious. The mouthfeel is delicate yet deep and gently rolls into a long structure on the finish. Braised meats, roasted vegetables, truffle cheeses, woodsy mushroom dishes and duck in cherry sauce would all be particularly amazing with this wine. 

Sparkling Rosé
No Sulfites Added
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