Idlewild Wines 2017 "The Flower" Rose
47% Nebbiolo, 28% Barbera, and 25% Dolcetto. There is a play between savory tones versus freshness and subtlety versus power that make this rosé very intriguing. The aromas are wound up around orange peel, celery salt, grapefruit, alpine herbs, wildflowers, and wet river rocks. The three varieties can all be seen in the structure: Nebbiolo lends the crunchy mineral structure, Dolcetto lends a delicate softness, and Barbera lends screeching acidity.