Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto 2018
The 2018 Wilde Farm Dolcetto comes exclusively from The Fox Hill vineyard, located just south of the town of Ukiah on the Talmage Bench. The soils are well-drained, with high concentrations of gravel and sandstone. Fig, apple and plum trees dot the grounds, as well as an acre of olive trees. The Dolcetto we source comes from the cooler, tree-shaded, north-west facing slopes.
This wine goes through complete carbonic fermentation with native yeasts and is raised naturally for only 6 months in neutral french barrique with no sulfur added.
Vibrant and fresh with a compelling depth of aroma of effusive cinnamon laced black red and blue fruits. The palate is loaded with fresh fruit, spice and a supple core of spicier fruit. Weighty and textural this is really delicious served with a chill.
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Vinous Media - "Wilde Farm's 2018 Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard is soft, fruity and supple, all of which will make it an easy wine to drink and enjoy upon release. Ripe dark cherry, plum, lavender and spice all meld in an effortless, delicious Dolcetto to drink now and over the next few years. The 100% whole clusters add aromatic nuance and brightness to the red-toned fruit in a super-expressive Dolcetto that has the potential to be an overachiever."
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