Had these two last night at DinDin:
1. Carlisle TheDerivative d/dx SonomaCnty WW (13.9%; 47% Semillon+ 37% Muscadelle/14% Colombard/2% Palomino; 385 cs) 2019: Light gold color w/ a ton of tiny bubbles; fairly strong classic Semillon/figgy/bit green olive slight chalky/perfumed talc attractive fragrant nose; bit soft fairly rich/lush classic Semillon/figgy/green olive/fig newton very light pencilly/oak bit pefumed talc pretty classic Semillon flavor; very long soft/ripe classic Semillon/figgy/green olive slight perfumed talc/chalky finish; lots of figgy/Semillon character but not the bracing acidity of HunterVlly/McLarenVale Semillon; should improve over the next few yrs but not a long ager.
2. Idlewild TheBird Flora&Fauna Red MendoCnty RW (12.8%; 60% Dolcetto/35% Barbera/5% Nebbiolo) 2017: Med.dark color; strong Barbera/spicy/peppery light Dolcetto/grapey/black cherry somewhat PiemonteseBarbera nose; rather tart/tangy bit lean/metallic strong spicy/Barbera/peppery bit Dolcetto/grapey light pencilly/oak some Piemontese red attractive flavor w/ modest tangy tannins; very long strong Barbera/spicy/dried Italian herbs/peppery some grapey/Dolcetto finish w/ some gritty/chewey tannins; a solid Calif Barbera w/ some Piemontese character; still rather tannic/rough & needs 2-6 yrs of age yet
Off to KansasCity....no BP today.