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by H Wallace Jr
December 25th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Replies: 12
Views: 475

Re: Cinnamon Ice Cream.

Cinnamon ice cream is amazing. Bern's cinnamon ice cream (with their hot fudge) is my go to dessert when in TPA.
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1203
Views: 65502

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Apologies if this has been discussed above (TLDR). This tariff also hurts many small domestic wineries that rely on distributors, retailers, restaurants / wine bars to sell, market, and distribute their wines. Most of our partners (and the partners of many in our peer group) focus predominantly on E...
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gary V. Again.
Replies: 39
Views: 4714

Re: Gary V. Again.

I don't know of many more skilled at self-promotion. To borrow that, I would say "I don't know of many more skilled." If you haven't followed him besides his Wine Library / WLTV days, that is a tiny % of what he has accomplished in the last 15 yrs. Though Gary has a massive list of clients - Fortun...
by H Wallace Jr
December 18th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 220
Views: 18755

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Yes to the former, I don't think on the latter We'd love participate to at some point. WBs have always been good to us. My challenge has always been that BD usually falls within a week of the D&R winter release. We are usually sold out of everything but those wines at the time. I'm going to put my ...
by H Wallace Jr
December 18th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 220
Views: 18755

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

have Dirty and Rowdy or Bedrock ever participated in a BD? Yes to the former, I don't think on the latter We'd love participate to at some point. WBs have always been good to us. My challenge has always been that BD usually falls within a week of the D&R winter release. We are usually sold out of e...
by H Wallace Jr
December 16th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Got em in Pobega status after a 2 hr double decant: Spicy crunchy black cherry bites u in the ass. Mid palate pop with vibrance and clean sheer. Subtle green olive with bright white pepper. Tigers in lily patches, rhinos in thunder. This hits. Get some Awwww yeah! Thank you- (bonus points for Tube ...
by H Wallace Jr
December 15th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Got em in Pobega status after a 2 hr double decant: Spicy crunchy black cherry bites u in the ass. Mid palate pop with vibrance and clean sheer. Subtle green olive with bright white pepper. Tigers in lily patches, rhinos in thunder. This hits. Get some Awwww yeah! Thank you- (bonus points for Tube ...
by H Wallace Jr
December 10th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Jason T wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Hardy, do you distribute to the UK?
Not currently. I hope that changes [cheers.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
December 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Mattstolz wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
H Wallace Jr wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:47 am
Thanks, Ty!

We are psyched to get this one out to everyone!
so pumped to grab this wine!
AD Northup wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 7:47 pm
What Hardy offers...I buy. Nice to keep it simple
Thank you!!!! [worship.gif] [worship.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
December 6th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 2018 Chalone AVA MSG Release

Thanks, Ty!

We are psyched to get this one out to everyone!
by H Wallace Jr
October 30th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19517

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Calm, non-smokey, day at the winery in eastern Santa Rosa - clear enough to "quickly" dig out a 5 ton tank of whole cluster Mourvèdre and press it in the bladder press outside.
by H Wallace Jr
October 27th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19517

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

All of Sebastopol now under mandatory evacuation. Also a few parts of Santa Rosa - Coffey Park and Fountaingrove

Here's an updated map.
https://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedi ... evacuation
by H Wallace Jr
October 25th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 19517

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

We had blue skies and hot air balloons overhead this AM in downtown Napa but as of about 5pm we are getting smokey.
by H Wallace Jr
October 22nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta

I've been sitting on a bunch of the other 2014s: Shake Ridge and Skinner Stoney Creek Mourvedre, Fred & Dora's Petite Sirah, and the D&R/Enfield "Red Wine" Antle Vineyard. Based on your notes, I think it's time to crack them open. Cheers. Andrew, Go for it w/ the '14 Shake and '14 Skinner Stoney Cr...
by H Wallace Jr
October 22nd, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Re: TNs--Mike on Mini-Tour--Dirty & Rowdy Comprehensive in Atlanta

Mike and all, Thanks a ton for putting this together and apologies for the delay in response. It has been a helluva sprint to what seems to be a never-ending finish of 2019. I've logged about 2K miles in the last week and still have 600+ more to go. A couple of notes / Answers to questions: Familiar...
by H Wallace Jr
October 1st, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 13
Views: 1174

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard

Thanks Brad and all (love the Hunter tribute- RIP Robert) The '14 Chard is a wine we are really proud of. It is still super young and needs a couple of hours of sound check / warm ups before it starts the show. The '13 & '14 Chards had high demand (and our inventory system sucked at the time) so the...
by H Wallace Jr
September 26th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3272

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

No mention of the tragic loss of their winemaker in '16? I can only imagine something like that would shift perspective in the business. what do you mean by shift perspective? Refocus and prioritize on what is most important to them. That is a huge loss personally and professionally. I was surprise...
by H Wallace Jr
September 25th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?
Replies: 42
Views: 3272

Re: Is Anyone Buying/Following Kapcsandy?

No mention of the tragic loss of their winemaker in '16? I can only imagine something like that would shift perspective in the business.
by H Wallace Jr
September 20th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 32865

Re: 2019 West Coast Weather Thread

We are 30% in (mostly our whites and only 1 Mourvèdre). I pushed off a bunch of picks until next week. This is quite a start-stop - start-stop vintage, with seemingly 2x the sampling.
by H Wallace Jr
September 18th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18883

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Order in. My daughter gets the '16s and my son will get the '18s. Who gets the '17? All the other vintages have been / will be for the winery cellar. Order in. My daughter gets the '16s and my son will get the '18s. Well done sir. Thank you! Sorry we missed you and Mel out here!!!
by H Wallace Jr
September 17th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18883

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

Order in. My daughter gets the '16s and my son will get the '18s.
by H Wallace Jr
September 6th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2708

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

I'd be happy if a visitor asked me any of these questions. I’m sure the winemaker would find these questions enjoyable. However, the article is about visiting wineries during harvest. The chance of having any substantive time with the winemaker during that time is almost zero. I’m sure the tasting ...
by H Wallace Jr
September 6th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2708

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

I'd be happy if a visitor asked me any of these questions.
by H Wallace Jr
September 5th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harvest 2019: Black Widows
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Harvest 2019: Black Widows

Peter Valiquette wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 7:39 pm
looks like a freakin grape with legs man!
To me, that's the scariest part! Big ones are really easy to confuse w/ grapes if you aren't paying close attention.
by H Wallace Jr
September 4th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harvest 2019: Black Widows
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Harvest 2019: Black Widows

Hardy, Any idea of whether these are just climbing into the bins as they sit out or if they are in the vines themselves? And are pickers getting bit? Cheers. We stage our bins a couple of days before picking and my assumption is that they crawl into the spaces on the undersides of the bins while th...
by H Wallace Jr
September 4th, 2019, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harvest 2019: Black Widows
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Harvest 2019: Black Widows

https://youtu.be/hQPABYTzC1c Joyous times in our picking bins yesterday. About 10 Black Widow spiders (that we could see) decided to go for a ride from the vineyard to the winery. In speaking with other winemakers up N. It seems like they are more plentiful this year than others. Shake out your boots!
by H Wallace Jr
August 19th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release

Justin S wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 10:17 am
Anyone go for the new Cabernet Franc or Falanghina in the summer release?
That Cab Franc is delicious. I am super excited to see what they do with that block over the years.
by H Wallace Jr
August 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I placed an order a couple of hours ago. I sent you a note to the return e mail address. Hope it arrived. I tasted my first D and R at the annual Di Fara's offline. Someone out there likes you. [cheers.gif] Dan Thanks, Dan. I sent a reply when I got back in late this afternoon. You are all set! ---...
by H Wallace Jr
August 16th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Final Day of Fall Release Update Carignane -After cutting our library in half (2x), we are sold out of the Old Vine Carignane (thank you!) Rodnick Mourvèdre -We are down to 5 cases of Rodnick Mourvèdre Evangelho Old Vines Mourvèdre -We are down to 16 cases of Evangelho Chenin -Good supply. Perhaps o...
by H Wallace Jr
August 15th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8393

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

On the flip side, due to this change and future uncertainty, our UK importer canceled their entire order this week. :( I am sure this is effecting other US wineries, too. Anyone itching for 2 pallets of Familiar Mourvèdre & Familiar Blanc? champagne.gif Did GrapesTheWineCompany pick these up? Just ...
by H Wallace Jr
August 14th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2110

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

We offer Cold Chain (people can use it or choose to wait) in the summer and have used it for years. It is shipped refrigerated to the nearest hub and goest for 10AM delivery in a normal truck. This works well for places that don't reach sky high temps by 10AM. Of the thousand+ orders we've sent cold...
by H Wallace Jr
August 14th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Pouring In Nantucket? (Needs a MA Distributor?)

Hi, i was curious if there were any solutions found; one of our investors is getting married in Massachusetts this september and wanted to order our wine for his rehearsal dinner and wedding reception. It would probably be around 8 cases. I've reached out to our compliance folks to ask about what l...
by H Wallace Jr
August 13th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Order in! Stoked to do some comparative Antle / Rodnick tastings Thanks Christian. In about 4-5 years I look forward to a 10yr Antle / Rodnick vertical. It is such great site for Mourvèdre. Just placed my first order. First tasted with Hardy at FMIII's house during Falltacular and loved all the win...
by H Wallace Jr
August 11th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I had the good fortune to get to taste many of the D&R 2018s 2 weeks ago. All of them were amazing! The Rodnick and Cuvée Herve were highlights for us. Didn’t get to the Carignan or Evanghelo because we ran out of time but still buying these. We enjoy the opportunity to support a good man who is so...
by H Wallace Jr
August 9th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Based on the name and the timing of the release is this a sparking wine, and is it a new bottling ? I cant recall hearing of it before. Happy to be corrected but I expected this is a special namesake bottling (magnuming?) in honour of Hardy's second child. My understanding as well based on some bac...
by H Wallace Jr
August 9th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Glenn L e v i n e wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Where you hiding the Mags?
The only 1.5Ls this year are for 2018 Cuvée Hervé (coming out before the holidays). We had so many lots to bottle this year that we would have needed an additional bottling day to tackle the 1.5Ls.

These should all be in mags :(
by H Wallace Jr
August 9th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

A lot of first time and new buyers- Thank you! If you did just sign up and you do not see an allocation, please zap me or Jenn a msg at info@dirtyandrowdy.com - we are both connected to that account today and we can get you all up and running. Hardest part is deciding how many of each without going ...
by H Wallace Jr
August 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I just wanted to pop in and say a huge thanks to everyone. [worship.gif] [worship.gif] It has been an exciting AM and I'm working to respond to as many emails as possible. Quick PSA- We are 50% sold through the Old Vine Carignane and Rodnick Mourvèdre. We expect the Carignane will be the first to go...
by H Wallace Jr
August 9th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

I received the email for the release, and having never purchased D&R wines before (or ever tasted them!), I was curious if anything in this release is a must in terms of representing D&R well. Any advice is welcomed and appreciated! Thanks, Shay! You grabbed a great mix. I hope you love the wines. ...
by H Wallace Jr
August 7th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards

2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards - USA, California, North Coast, Redwood Valley (8/6/2019) Purple flower aromas, chock full of strawberry rhubarb pie and baking spice. Crunchy fruit with a nice grip. Delicious! 994C2AE5-8B04-417D-B638-B2D5BAF7280F.jpeg Posted from CellarTr...
by H Wallace Jr
August 3rd, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

Yes. Much more open. Like a completely different wine. I wonder if the first one was just slightly corked? Without having one in the house, I think '15 was the last year before we switched to Nomacorc on the Antle. The '15 Antle is tighter / more structured than the '14 and '16, but this descriptio...
by H Wallace Jr
August 3rd, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failla concrete Chard
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Failla concrete Chard

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by H Wallace Jr
August 3rd, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Failla concrete Chard
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Failla concrete Chard

It was their concrete egg unoaked version and pretty limited production as they only have one egg. Their Chards are top notch. One thing, they have a pretty good amount of eggs. I'm not sure what their count is now, but when I worked there in 2011, there were at least 6 concrete eggs (both the 700 ...
by H Wallace Jr
August 3rd, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

Thanks, David!

Was this more open than the last '15? That sounds perfect with a burger!
by H Wallace Jr
August 2nd, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8393

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

On the flip side, due to this change and future uncertainty, our UK importer canceled their entire order this week. :(

I am sure this is effecting other US wineries, too.

Anyone itching for 2 pallets of Familiar Mourvèdre & Familiar Blanc? champagne.gif
by H Wallace Jr
August 2nd, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release
Replies: 73
Views: 4811

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall 2019 release

Thanks for the positive vibes! We are fired up for this one. Last night, John Lockwood of Enfield Wine and I tasted through all the wines but the Carignane (left it at the warehouse, ugh). We were helping each other w/ both of our Fall release tasting notes. It is nuts how special '18 is. One note: ...
by H Wallace Jr
July 31st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1663

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

Also for breakfast, check out Southside Napa's Yountville location http://www.southsidenapa.com They are one of my favorite breakfast spots. The food is great and the space is lovely.
by H Wallace Jr
July 31st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms
Replies: 30
Views: 1663

Re: Yountville - Favorite Restaurants and Tasting Rooms

z_hart wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 7:59 am
What are your favorite places for dinner?
Bouchon continually exceeds my expectations and I always feel like it is better than the last time I went. I'll happily eat at other spots in Yville, but Bouchon is my go to.
by H Wallace Jr
July 30th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle weight
Replies: 40
Views: 1524

Re: Bottle weight

In any event, do customers prowl wine stores looking for heavy bottles? Though many may not specifically seek heavy bottles, when they pick one up, consciously or subconsciously, bottle weight sends a message to them- for some, it equals "more" and more = better, and for others heavy weight equals ...
by H Wallace Jr
July 20th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?
Replies: 91
Views: 3625

Re: Winemakers: what's the least "sexy" part of what you do?

Echoing some from Ian, Nola, and Jim--

The business side. Cleaning usually has a start and end- what is dirty becomes clean- but the business side is a never-ending, ever changing, maze of pure unsexy.

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