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by H Wallace Jr
August 19th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arnot-Roberts Spring Release
Replies: 32
Views: 1589

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 134
Views: 6857

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: 29
Views: 1552

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: 1234

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 292

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: 351

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: 856

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: 856

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: 351

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: 134
Views: 6857

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: 68
Views: 3278

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: 1472

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: 1472

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: 1311

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: 3149

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.
by H Wallace Jr
July 18th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

In the interests of full and clear disclosure I do sell aged Tempier white and rose (and of course red) from time to time I like the white with age, too. I've recently had the '04 and '99. Both far exceeded my expectations. Also- Thanks for sharing that Jancis link. It is a rec'd read for those won...
by H Wallace Jr
July 16th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard

Thanks for the note, David. The magic and difference with the Skinner WOF is the clay in the soil. It is the only vineyard we work with Mourvèdre on that has a ton of clay (Santa Barbara Highlands had some clay, too) Compared to our Skinner Stoney Creek, the WOF aromatics are more refined, the textu...
by H Wallace Jr
July 15th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

Does it transform into a curiosity or a possible eye opener? I think it transforms into an eye opener. It becomes a totally different and imho a better wine. Yes, you will lose that just bottled freshness, but you gain depth, complexity, and some unique characteristics. The oldest Tempier Rosé I ha...
by H Wallace Jr
July 11th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1253

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

For purposes of this query, assume the cannabis smell is controlled and is no worse than broccoli or brussels sprouts. Should cannabis be grown in vineyard country? Yes. There is plenty of weed grown in the vicinity of several of our vineyards. If there is any side effect, it probably makes me more...
by H Wallace Jr
July 10th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Hank Victor wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Hardy, great interview on Matthew's World of Wine and Drink.
Thanks, Hank! I had a great time with Matthew. He's a great dude!
https://www.matthewsworldofwineanddrink ... n-mourvdre
by H Wallace Jr
July 10th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Hardy, post the charity link so those of us that missed your offer can still donate. You are a good egg. Thank you Robert. We donated 1/2 to Immigrant Families Together https://immigrantfamiliestogether.com/how-you-can-help They were the org that was responsible for reuniting a D&R customer's stude...
by H Wallace Jr
July 8th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Thank you Siun. We are grateful to all those that purchased and or shared the message. [cheers.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
July 4th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Greetings and happy 4th everyone. Thank you for everyone for the kind words. We had a great response (and orders are still coming in). We are happy we were able to do something for those in need. Along with the orders, we were sent some beautiful and touching messages. Kate and I read these together...
by H Wallace Jr
June 30th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Charleston SC Restaurants Any Recommendations ?

So many, but this is a good start.

FIG
McCrady's (Tasting Menu or Tavern)
The Ordinary
Edmunds Oast
Husk
by H Wallace Jr
June 28th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2520

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

We’ve been fans of Acorn Winery (Healdsburg) for a long time. Field blends are their specialty. [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif] About a year or so ago, I was invited to a small trade tasting of CA field blends / heritage blends. 4 vintages of Acorn's old vine field blend were included in a lineup of heav...
by H Wallace Jr
June 28th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 6-28-19
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Impressions 6-28-19

Thank you, Jim and David. The '17 Evangelho is one of our favorites.
by H Wallace Jr
June 25th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10190

Re: Top US Syrahs

JDavisRoby wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 5:48 am
H Wallace Jr wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Enfield Wine Co.
Arnot-Roberts
Pax
ESJ
Piedrassi
[worship.gif] [worship.gif] La Clarine Farm Sumu Caw syrah. Hank has this site so dialed in. If you like nervy, aromatic, savory syrah, the 2016 is $30 incredibly well spent.
Is La Clarine still using glass closures?
Not for several years.
by H Wallace Jr
June 24th, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10190

Re: Top US Syrahs

Enfield Wine Co.
Arnot-Roberts
Pax
ESJ
Piedrassi
[worship.gif] [worship.gif] La Clarine Farm Sumu Caw syrah. Hank has this site so dialed in. If you like nervy, aromatic, savory syrah, the 2016 is $30 incredibly well spent.
by H Wallace Jr
June 24th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 33
Views: 3417

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

I haven't tasted the Eisele, but the '16s I have tasted have been quite spectacular.

If they were only growing grapes, would you be on the list?
by H Wallace Jr
June 17th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3808

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

AlexS wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Does OP have kids or other relatives with access?
Perhaps with an '05 birthdate, wedding, anniversary, or other event of note?
by H Wallace Jr
June 17th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: TN: Checking in on two 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre

David, Thanks for the notes. Across the board, '15 is our most structured vintage. I haven't popped a '15 Antle since Feb- it was pretty firm. Poured in a flight of 14-16, I liked it , but it was the tightest in the lineup. I tried a '15 Shake around the same time. I thought it was tight, too. (Glad...
by H Wallace Jr
June 17th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche

Thread drift, but can anyone recommend a decent wine store in south Florida? I’m having a devil of a time finding a place to pick a few bottles. Someone here must carry the Kermit Lynch portfolio, or a decent selection of burgs, or some dirty & rowdy. I’m not looking for gems to cellar but just thi...
by H Wallace Jr
June 14th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 998

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

Ty, It was a pleasure to pour for you all. That was very very fun. [worship.gif] Thanks everyone, for the kind words. We are fortunate to have such great supporters. That is a great tip, Joe! ;) The first of the '18 VYD designate Mourvèdre wines will be in our next release (August- ish ) and will sh...
by H Wallace Jr
May 24th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows
Replies: 11
Views: 1327

Re: Bandol (rouge) drinking windows

It really depends on the vintage and cuvée. At 13 years, I think most '06 Bandol rouge (not the special cuvées) from most producers are in a great spot where vintages like '99, '01, '95 still need a long time. Though not a blockbuster year, '08s are showing well for the standard cuvées and I have be...
by H Wallace Jr
May 24th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4315

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

Otto Dobre wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 10:12 pm
They are quite different, so it's simply a matter of preferences.
This. [winner.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
April 9th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2335

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

BenjaminL wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 9:00 am
I'm partial to lighter glass because I have a bad back, but I really don't like Champagne Green.
You can get the 540g glass in colors outside of Champagne Green.

If you are partial to lighter glass, go with lighter glass. [cheers.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
March 30th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

I was away from WB and some social media for a few days and just wanted to thank everyone for their notes, support, private messages, and emails. I have shared them with Kate and she is appreciative as well.

Thank you for your kindness and love. It means a lot to us!
Hardy and Kate
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Thank you, Jason. Mary- Thank you. So happy you had the wines at the Bancroft! Kate Webber (who owns the restaurant group) is a huge supporter. We love having the wines on the N. Shore! Thanks, Robert! More Mourvèdre is what we specialize in :) Thank you, Peter. Dave- Thank you. I did a winemaker di...
by H Wallace Jr
March 26th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Thank you Drew, Tom, Markus, and Larry- The past 18 months have been difficult. I'm grateful to Esther for taking the time to write this story and incredibly thankful for the support we have been given by our customers, people on the board, our growers, other wineries, and those in the trade. We wou...
by H Wallace Jr
March 18th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: TN: 2013 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Shake Ridge Ranch

Scott, Thanks for the note! I'm glad you dug the '13. After trying one a few weeks ago, it is in a happy spot right now. but I have heard from others that these wines are made to drink young and fresh with the implication that you don't want to age them. I'm not expecting these to age like Tempier (...
by H Wallace Jr
March 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Dirty & Rowdy - Winter Revival Case

Sorry for the delay. I was on the road Thurs through last night and wasn't checking WB. The Winter Revival Case (1) is 3 each of the Familiar Mourvedre, 3 Familiar Blanc 3 Especial Mourvedre 3 Skin and Concrete Egg Fermented Semillon Winter Revival Case 1 is the one you ordered, Mark. --------- Wint...

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