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by H Wallace Jr
October 6th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2146

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

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by H Wallace Jr
October 6th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 D&R Rosewood Petite Sirah
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: 2013 D&R Rosewood Petite Sirah

Thanks for the note, Glenn. I have not checked in on this one in about 18months or so. The '13 is more tannic than the '12 (and the '15 more tannic than the '13). Mags of these will be put inside my sarcophagus. ;) So leave my 2015 for a very long time then. [cheers.gif] Ha! I think so. I need to o...
by H Wallace Jr
October 6th, 2020, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 D&R Rosewood Petite Sirah
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: 2013 D&R Rosewood Petite Sirah

Thanks for the note, Glenn. I have not checked in on this one in about 18months or so. The '13 is more tannic than the '12 (and the '15 more tannic than the '13). Mags of these will be put inside my sarcophagus. ;)
by H Wallace Jr
October 1st, 2020, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6506

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

H Wallace Jr wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
John Telford wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 12:57 pm

fires may force sale of libraries for cash flow
edited - personal attack.
The OP and this thread is a personal attack on people that have lost everything, something, or are in great fear of losing everything this vintage.
by H Wallace Jr
October 1st, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6506

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

John Telford wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 12:57 pm

fires may force sale of libraries for cash flow
edited - personal attack.
by H Wallace Jr
September 21st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Huge thanks to everyone for the incredible response- though the release ends on Friday we are nearly sold out on the reds.

2019 Brosseau Syrah - 3.5 cases
2019 Sonoma Valley Zin - 4 cases
2019 Evangelho Mourvèdre - 8 cases

The sleeper of this release is the Old Vine Chenin. It is electric.
by H Wallace Jr
September 17th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Fortunately, I was able to wrestle a few bottles out of those stingy 1st Tier bastards clenched hands. Brian, get in there and fight - it's madhouse in there! Ha- Thank you Mike and everyone for the excitement and orders. Jenn and I will be on email most of the day and we are happy to help. [cheers...
by H Wallace Jr
September 15th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16082

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

NED VALOIS wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 10:03 am
Is it legal to ship my 6 liter bottles to Florida ? [swoon.gif] [tease.gif]
Just not inside a taxidermied wild cat
by H Wallace Jr
September 15th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16082

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Order in.

Also stocked up on the 1/2 bottles. ;)
by H Wallace Jr
September 14th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

[worship.gif] [worship.gif] Huge thanks to everyone that is in on the pre-release. The grand release goes live on Thursday. Thank you for all the positive notes above. The Fall wines are indeed bright. Early ventures will benefit from lengthy decants- The wines are light and structured. The Zin is i...
by H Wallace Jr
September 12th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Hardy, I would love to hear details on the site within Brousseau, viticulture, and winemaking for the Brousseau Syrah! Brosseau is awesome. It is a mix of limestone, granite, and volcanic soils at about 1600FT elevation right by the entrance to Pinnacles National Park. The vineyard is organically f...
by H Wallace Jr
September 12th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

There is a small pre-release group that has different timing on the emails.
jnbrown wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 12:02 pm
I just signed up yesterday, but did not get any emails yet.
Joel- Thank you for signing up. Your first email will be on Monday. Welcome aboard!
by H Wallace Jr
September 11th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Keith Levenberg wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Me: Nothing could ever possibly make me want to drink a zinfandel
D&R: "Zin for 70's Space Exploration"
Me: Shut up and take my money
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by H Wallace Jr
September 10th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 82
Views: 3989

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

Greetings- We are super psyched for next week's fall release.

Another wine preview popping up in a few min.


Note: Our Old Vine Barbera is not from Bedrock or a vineyard we share together.
by H Wallace Jr
August 17th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7773

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

At about 6:30 this AM, my daughter and I were headed to our Semillon block in Yountville. From the truck, I saw some massive lightning strikes in the hills east of Yountville / Oakville and decided to make a breakfast pitstop to let the storm pass. By the time we were out of Oakville Grocery, smoke ...
by H Wallace Jr
August 17th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Big Sky recs
Replies: 7
Views: 668

Re: Big Sky recs

Horn and Cantle
http://www.hornandcantle.com

I love this place. Super comfortable, great food & vibe and they have a fun list.
by H Wallace Jr
August 14th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy Wear a Mask Red (USA, California)
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: TN: 2019 Dirty and Rowdy Wear a Mask Red (USA, California)

]Thanks Brian! This wine is super gulp-able on pop and pour. My rec for early attack is the overnight decant. There is a ton of old vine stuff in here that has not been released yet and I will not confirm or deny that 1 barrel of something legendary that does not really see the light of day may also...
by H Wallace Jr
August 6th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not enjoying wine at the moment.
Replies: 51
Views: 2522

Re: Not enjoying wine at the moment.

Pretty sure its depression. Not really enjoying much of anything. Dragged myself out for a vigorous hike after posting. Did it without headphones or music and just let my thoughts run. Realized I had given into lethargy leading to inertia. Also gotten too invested in day to day news and following t...
by H Wallace Jr
August 4th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10356

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

I can't imagine bringing wine into a restaurant right now.
by H Wallace Jr
July 28th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JancisRobinson: Stockinger Oak
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: JancisRobinson: Stockinger Oak

We have 2 600L Stockinger barrels. They are the only new oak we have ever purchased. They are beautiful- I hope to add more Stockinger 600Ls down the road. We had been blending them in the Familiar since 2016 but put a part of our 2019 Evangelho Mourvèdre in one after 3 uses for Familiar.
by H Wallace Jr
July 28th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release

Hardy, is that where that barrel of Zin I tasted went? There is a small amount of Zin in the blend- but we held most out and bottled it yesterday. :) Still holding out hope for the straight Zin and Barbera bottlings... Here you go! Bottled yesterday. 70 cases of Zin and 90 cases of Barbera. The Zin...
by H Wallace Jr
July 28th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Special Release

Thanks Andrew, Dennis, and David!

This is an important cause. We are happy to be able to assist the CA Farmworker Foundation and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation at time so many are being hit hard with COVID-19.

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by H Wallace Jr
July 24th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Old Vine Evangelho Vineyard

Thanks, David! The '16 is in a nice spot right now.
by H Wallace Jr
July 19th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed
Replies: 116
Views: 6333

Re: Hyped Vintages that Disappointed

Napa 2007, Nor Cal 2012 I'm still drinking the 2012s which producers disappointed you? 2012 from the start of the vintage and until harvest '13, was hyped to be one of the greatest vintages in decades. I've tasted dozens (hundreds?) of '12s and everything is " fine " but most wines are as far from ...
by H Wallace Jr
July 13th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange wine
Replies: 25
Views: 1249

Re: Orange wine

I find a big challenge with shorter maceration times (days vs. weeks or months) is that you get the full pH shift without many of the benefits of extended maceration. Shorter maceration wines can be broad but not deep and their tannins angular vs developed. I do think Semillon can handle the shorter...
by H Wallace Jr
July 13th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange wine
Replies: 25
Views: 1249

Re: Orange wine

Charlie N wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 12:22 pm
I just ordered some of D&R's orange goodness too after enjoying their more widely available wines.
Thanks, Charlie! I hope you dig it. The Familiar Orange is fresh and bright. We are happy with it.
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: 945

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: 116
Views: 6333

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: 142
Views: 7275

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: 1289

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: 3920

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: 2035

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: 1572

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: 1572

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: 999

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: 500

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: 500

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: 323

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: 1421

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: 2305

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: 205

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: 215

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: 3624

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: 236

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: 1695

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: 1695

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: 96
Views: 6628

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: 1695

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: 1695

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...

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