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by H Wallace Jr
July 12th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

Thanks, Dave! Glad you dug it.
by H Wallace Jr
July 6th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 104
Views: 4600

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Napa 2007, Nor Cal 2012
by H Wallace Jr
May 26th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 5471

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

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by H Wallace Jr
May 24th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: wine sales taxes
Replies: 6
Views: 560

Re: wine sales taxes

John,

Which state are you in? Some are states are more strict in the enforcement of sales tax.
by H Wallace Jr
May 19th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 3837

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

I think CA offers value all over the place if you look at producer.

But my first thought was Chard

How many premoxed top quality CA Chards have you had? None.
How many have you paid more then $125 for on release? None or almost none.
by H Wallace Jr
May 17th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 1946

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

We drink mostly whites around the house- These are ones that have recently been popped more often than others. Enfield Chards- (Citrine is crazy good for the money) and Heron Lake is a wow wine. Calder- Riesling and Chenin Desire Lines- Riesling Little Frances- Semillon Fine Disregard- Semillon Pax-...
by H Wallace Jr
May 16th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

Re: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

Thanks so much everyone! It was awesome of CBS to reach out in do this and also to update their story to include parts from our interactive events. We had to upgrade bandwidth at each airing. Even buying the max available, the site still crashed. :) Thanks again for all the support it means everythi...
by H Wallace Jr
May 15th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy
Replies: 17
Views: 1528

CBS This Morning - 5/16 w/ Dirty and Rowdy

(Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, mods feel free to move to the right one) Barring breaking news, Dirty and Rowdy will be featured on CBS This Morning Saturday on 5/16. The CBS segment focuses primarily on our skin fermented wines (Orange and Semillon). We are stoked and it should be a fun ...
by H Wallace Jr
May 12th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 919

Re: Wine pairing with music

When done well , pairing wine and music can be a mildly psychedelic experience. It can produce some synesthesia for sure. The challenge is that it is like pairing food and wine- two things you love independently may not work well together- and things you might never expect to pair can be transcenden...
by H Wallace Jr
May 9th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 D&R Especial Old Friends Red
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2019 D&R Especial Old Friends Red

Thanks for the notes on this. It is such a snappy, juicy wine. I wish we could have made all lot more of it! Maybe 2020? The breakdown on this different than any other Especial we've ever made (no Mourvèdre)- Whole cluster old vine Petite Sirah (from Fred & Dora's), old vine Barbara, and whole clus...
by H Wallace Jr
May 9th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 D&R Especial Old Friends Red
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: TN: 2019 D&R Especial Old Friends Red

Thanks for the notes on this. It is such a snappy, juicy wine. I wish we could have made all lot more of it! Maybe 2020? The breakdown on this different than any other Especial we've ever made (no Mourvèdre)- Whole cluster old vine Petite Sirah (from Fred & Dora's), old vine Barbara, and whole clust...
by H Wallace Jr
May 7th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: D&R/Cruse Furmint AlderSpringsVnyd '15...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: TN: D&R/Cruse Furmint AlderSpringsVnyd '15...(short/boring)

How did I miss this one!? I buy almost every single D&R wine and I happen to really dig the few furmints I've had - Kiralyudvar tokaji sec in particular. Anything left in the library Hardy? Thanks for the notes on this everyone. Unfortunately, I don't know if I even have a bottle left anywhere for ...
by H Wallace Jr
May 4th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1367

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

I then went to Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Familiar, which I think is made using carbonic maceration. https://www.dirtyandrowdy.com/store You might check with Hardy Wallace, who frequents this board from time to time or pm him, regarding tannin levels of the wine. Howard - Thanks for thinking of us. ...
by H Wallace Jr
April 27th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

Re: What should the retailer do here?

So I took advantage of a recent AmEx offer to grab a mixed half case of some favorite producers from Wine.com. Assorted Carlisle, Bedrock, Sojourn bottlings. Anyhow, the shipment arrived today and a Carlisle Gruner approx $32) is missing, but in its place is a far more expensive Patrick Piuze Chabl...
by H Wallace Jr
April 27th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignane Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Carignane Old Vine Rosewood Vineyards

Thanks for the notes D!

How were the tannins? I remember feeling that it was the most structured / powerful wine in the Fall release.

I have a loose bottle in a wine fridge at home that has being eyeing me the past few weeks.
by H Wallace Jr
April 20th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre

Thanks, Michael- Density / depth and weightlessness is what we shoot for- I'm glad it came across in the '15.
by H Wallace Jr
April 19th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?
Replies: 116
Views: 3505

Re: Capsules: Does anyone really mind going topless?

Fred and Carol - This is the perfect time to walk away from capsules for good. The only thing to keep in mind is to have some something available (sticker, band, heat applicable foil / seal) for certain export markets that still require a seal over the closure. I occasionally come across a clear pla...
by H Wallace Jr
April 19th, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Skinner Stoney Creek
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Skinner Stoney Creek

Thanks Michael! Glad you dug the '16 Stoney Creek- The aromatics on that one are pretty special.
by H Wallace Jr
April 13th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations

Doing the side by side of enz and outer limits right now and... well... it’s frickin amazing! Really shocked at how big the nose is on the outer limits, but the palate is light with perfect acidity. Both are fantastic. Now i gotta figure out how to get more Thanks Ty! Glad you did the side by side!...
by H Wallace Jr
April 11th, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations

I am yet to have a wine from DR that I didn't absolutely love. The entire lineup of reds is really tasty and an awesome value. The Familiar especially is a bottle worth stocking up on Thanks, Matt!!! Drinking a 2014 Shake Ridge right now and it is delicious. Hardy says he has some Outer Limits, Sha...
by H Wallace Jr
April 10th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4379

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Another source for great duck is Liberty Duck
http://www.libertyducks.com

They were wholesale only but now ship all over. For Bay area and N. Bay folks they provide local delivery.

The French Laundry, Manresa, Zuni, Chez Panisse, Restaurant at Meadowood, Per Se, Daniel, etc... all use their ducks.
by H Wallace Jr
April 8th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations

Hardy, it’s good and I’ve already placed my order for the current release. Thanks a ton, Mike- I really appreciate it. Huge thanks to everyone for the orders. We are thrilled to see so many familiar (and many new) names this AM. Just as a PSA, at 9:30AM we are 40%+ sold though on the Especial. Jenn...
by H Wallace Jr
April 7th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1662

Re: Dirty and Rowdy recommendations

I thought the offering doesn’t open until tomorrow? Two tiers, normal offering is tomorrow Thanks, I guess I dropped a tier. I have to admit that it stings a bit after having organized and provided most of the wines for a pretty comprehensive Dirty and Rowdy tasting last fall that Hardy joined in b...
by H Wallace Jr
April 6th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Thanks so much for everyone participating yesterday. It was a blast to see everyone and a lot fun!
by H Wallace Jr
April 5th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Spring Release 4/8/20
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Spring Release 4/8/20

Michael Martin wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Paging Hardy Wallace, Hardy Wallace, please pick up a white courtesy telephone.

Can you post the notes for Wednesday’s release when they are done. Please.
I am working on the notes right now. These are some fun wines. [cheers.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
April 3rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Greetings ALL- This is a reminder for all participants to register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w The Tasting is Sunday 4/5 from 2PM PDT to 3:30 PDT An email with all of the details (decanting, serving, zoom info, etc) was just sent to your emails on file. If ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 30th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

What a fascinating opportunity to compare these two wines from the same vineyard picked four weeks apart - has anyone ever had similar from any other (red) vineyard? I can't recall seeing anything similar. I'm on night two of both of them now and loving them even more. Thanks, Brad! Just a note to ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 29th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

Markus S wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:48 am
Too bad I cannot attend as I have none of these wines.
There is a solution to that problem. [cheers.gif]

These are designed to be an interactive experience and we hope to see you at a future event.
by H Wallace Jr
March 29th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Dirty & Rowdy interactive wine tasting ENZ vineyard

Jesse- Huge thanks for participating. It was awesome to see you, so many Berserkers, and all the friendly faces. The feedback we've got has been phenomenal (thanks everyone!)- We are going to keep these going and evolving. For those interested, here is the upcoming schedule for the rest of Series I....
by H Wallace Jr
March 28th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2618

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

older Pradeaux are definite favs. At what age do you typically drink Pradeaux. I love their wines but am not sure I have shown enough patience with them. I've been drinking 89-94 and those are mostly in the zone. I recently opened an 01 and it was stunning, but still mostly primary (though the tann...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2618

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Robert, I drink a lot of older old world Mourvèdre. I love those wines ( though I take an almost opposite approach in our winemaking ). Sure. Please keep in mind I also love, collect, and drink a ton of wines made in the ways below. We are almost always 100% Mourvèdre vs. blended (by AOC rules Band...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2618

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful. Thank you- I...
by H Wallace Jr
March 27th, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2618

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Hardy I can see from your style while you like Souhaut. I’m not sure how that wine fell off my radar, I guess two of my go-to retailers stopped carrying them (just checked). I need to get back at them. The gamay, by the way, is really good, unique and generally quite fresh and soulful. Thank you- I...
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?
Replies: 41
Views: 2618

Re: U.S. Winemakers - What Overseas Wines do you Drink?

Robert, I drink a lot of older old world Mourvèdre. I love those wines (though I take an almost opposite approach in our winemaking). Old Tempier vineyard designates and older Pradeaux are definite favs. I enjoy Leon Barral though I seem to prefer the wines more on the younger side vs. older. Though...
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Greetings and Important Update- Last night, we found out that FedEx had delays with shipping this week. Almost half of the orders for this Sunday’s WineBerserker interactive tasting will not arrive until Monday. We worked with our warehouse and with FedEx to upgrade all pending shipments, but they c...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Sémillon (USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville)

Greg- Thanks for popping this one. I appreciate you checking in on it! I dig the '14. I think it is just starting to open up. If anyone still has this, I'd decant it for about 45 and serve cellar temp, or hold for a bit as I think it still has time. I pulled one of each '14 (skin and concrete and th...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6321

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

I would, and have, reported this to FedEx. Too many possible negatives can come from that practice. Joe Drivers are busting their tail right now under crazy conditions and literally risking their lives so people can get what they need / want. This is the exact opposite time I'd rat out a driver for...
by H Wallace Jr
March 25th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Hi, Quick question: when are the orders shipping for SoCal? I ordered Sunday, just want to make sure I get the wine in time! Cheers! JF I'll check w/ the warehouse when they open up this AM. Anything in this weekend should have been packed and shipped out yesterday. Had the Shake Ridge tonight. Goo...
by H Wallace Jr
March 24th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Just to clarify some confusion with the dates. The Berserker Event is Sunday, 3/29 at 2PM Pacific. Here is the link to register https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w There is an Enz / Outer Limits tasting Saturday 3/28 that went out to the entire mailing list- (this is ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 23rd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Michael Martin wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 6:28 am
My wine arrives today. Will join in this weekend.
Fantastic! See you Sunday! Thank you.
by H Wallace Jr
March 23rd, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Gianna Macchia wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 9:44 pm
Hi! New to WB and just purchased to join in this tasting. Not sure we’ll receive them in time, but hopeful. Thanks!
Hi Gianna,

Welcome!

Thanks for the order. I'll talk to the warehouse this AM and if needed will bump your order to 3-day (on us).

I look forward to seeing you.
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Here are the details and the registration link. SUNDAY- 3/29 2PM Pacific 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch 2018 Rodnick Farm 2018 Enz Vineyard Mourvèdre To Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upQkf-6qrzgj3WxgnFICOpNYYObgDdbZ9w Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge Ranch will join us and there will be live music by...
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 43
Views: 3100

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

Just took the dive and ordered a six pack! Looking forward to it! Quick question: Is it on Sunday the 29 or Saturday the 28th? I see both dates in the post. JF Thanks for the order! The Berserker tasting will be Sun 3/29 2PM Pacific. I have a non-Berserker tasting 3/28 (I may have mixed the dates- ...
by H Wallace Jr
March 22nd, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Huge thanks to everyone that participated yesterday. What a blast! It was awesome to see you and a thrill to have Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge, and Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce and Borahm Keys of Break Science participate. I'm working on the email and invite for the 3/28 and 4/4 events. Those will go o...
by H Wallace Jr
March 21st, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Just a note- We are now full for today. 100 participants registered. Thank you!
by H Wallace Jr
March 20th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Any chance of a recording for those who can’t make it live? We are not planning on recording the first series. We will look to record the 2nd series starting in early April. Outstanding. As I don't have the 2018 yet, I will be opening something else from Shake Ridge. Go for it! The '16 will be clos...
by H Wallace Jr
March 20th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Screen Shot 2020-03-20 at 7.17.03 AM.png For those signed up for tomorrow's tasting with the 2018 Shake Ridge Ranch Mourvèdre- We will be joined by Ann Kraemer of Shake Ridge Ranch and will get funky with live music from Grammy winner Eric Benny Bloom of Lettuce. https://mailchi.mp/dirtyandrowdy/sh...
by H Wallace Jr
March 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Enfield Spring Release Extended w/ $1 Shipping and a Free Bottle of Rosé on $150+ orders
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Enfield Spring Release Extended w/ $1 Shipping and a Free Bottle of Rosé on $150+ orders

I know I have told others but John's current spring release is one of the most exciting end to end releases I have ever tried. I tried them all pre-release and left the bottles open for about 8 days. They shined all the way through. The Citrine is major major QPR. Heron Lake Chard is a steal- one of...

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