Idlewild The Bee Flora and Fauna White 2017
White Blends from North Coast, California
This is such a fun wine to make. The explosive aromatics of Muscat Canelli fill the cellar, but upon tasting the juice, the balance of the early take of Arneis shows the structural bones. The wine is highlighted by honey, wildflowers, wet stones, salty air, jasmine, and orange blossoms. The mouth feel is shaped like a diamond: lean on the front, a touch of oiliness and richness through the mid, and then racy and drivingthrough the finish.
Wilfred Wong - 90 points
This wine is aromatic and delightful. Its aromas and flavors of frisky tart fruit and fragrant flowers should pair it delightfully with a roast chicken salad over a bed of curly leaf lettuce and an accent of hot chili oil.