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by H Wallace Jr
October 1st, 2019, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Chardonnay Alder Springs Vineyard
Replies: 10
Views: 707

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: 3125

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: 3125

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: 487
Views: 25885

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: 17977

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: 17977

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: 2576

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: 2576

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 1214

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: 1705

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 8190

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: 2007

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: 1336

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 3763

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: 329

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: 382

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: 933

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: 933

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: 382

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: 8190

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: 3763

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: 1617

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: 1617

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: 1474

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: 3422

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: 2042

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: 2042

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: 1357

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 1127

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: 1610

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: 2660

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: 678

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: 156
Views: 11198

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: 156
Views: 11198

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: 3504

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: 3864

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?

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