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by H Wallace Jr
June 17th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3067

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: 295

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: 969

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: 807

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: 1223

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: 3894

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: 1988

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: 1868

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: 1868

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: 1868

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: 395

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: 601

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...
by H Wallace Jr
March 4th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Hardy at Foreign Cinema Mar 7.
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Hardy at Foreign Cinema Mar 7.

I look forward to seeing you! We have about 10 D&R wines that are going to be offered by the glass that night. It should be a ton of fun!
by H Wallace Jr
February 25th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner Stoney Creek Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: TN: 2014 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Skinner Stoney Creek Vineyard

Thank you David and Tom.

Both Skinner 2014s (White Oak Flats and Stoney Creek) hold a very special place for me. Everything just clicked with them. Stoney Creek is such an incredibly aromatic site- incense, potpourri, sandalwood, orange peel (and blossom!)...
by H Wallace Jr
February 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3626

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

Hello I wanted to see what others had to say about this topic. 12 of the extended family were out to dinner at a typical Italian restaurant. Most people weren't wine drinkers or knew much about wine. I ordered several bottles of "good" wine. The waiter would stop by every 15 minutes or so and take ...
by H Wallace Jr
February 8th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Thank you Noah and John!
Just a PSA to anyone on the fence- 6 bottles of Especial left and then it is gone....

EDIT: Especial now sold out--
by H Wallace Jr
February 8th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard

AH, the D&R strawberry! I almost always pick of a strawberry note when I open a Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre. It must be something about their elevage techniques, as it's consistent across most of the vineyards. David- A few years ago, I would have thought it was purely from some of the whole berry / pa...
by H Wallace Jr
February 8th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: TN: 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard

Opened this given the current releases from Dirty & Rowdy and Sandlands as both make wines from the Enz Vineyard and reminds me why I'm a buyer of both regardless of what wines are being released. Just pure quality at an excellent price-point. 2016 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvedre Old Vine Enz Vineyard - ...
by H Wallace Jr
February 8th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Thanks Jeff, Brian, John, and Rich!
J.Vizuete wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 5:54 pm
H Wallace Jr wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm
J.Vizuete wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
In for one of each. I’m very eager to try the semillion...
Thanks, John! I hope you enjoy them!
No Hardy, thank YOU! Can’t wait to drink some Mourvèdre with you out of some GGGs next time we make it to CA.
Let me know! I'd love to see you.
by H Wallace Jr
February 7th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

J.Vizuete wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 2:23 pm
In for one of each. I’m very eager to try the semillion...
Thanks, John! I hope you enjoy them!
by H Wallace Jr
February 6th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Thank you so much for your help, Hardy!! [cheers.gif] As I have yet to open my only bottle of Dirty & Rowdy 2014 skin-contact Semillon, I lack a frame of reference anticipating how the higher percentage of this variety would play into the 2018's flavors, texture, body. Your description checks the r...
by H Wallace Jr
February 5th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR
Replies: 39
Views: 2611

Re: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 4:48 am
Did you ever think of using machine gg in the winery?
I think the machine ones are nice glasses, but it was never a thought. Though fragile, I want visitors to have the best possible stems. It makes up for having to dump in a winery bucket and stand around an old barrel ;)
by H Wallace Jr
February 4th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5142

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Cris Whetstone wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 5:45 pm
Welcome Hardy! Look forward to seeing you.
Thanks Cris! Same here. [cheers.gif]
by H Wallace Jr
February 3rd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Drew- A good question that is a tough one for me to answer as all of the blends have been pretty different both in %s and in some of the varieties that are in there. Our goal with all of them has been to make a killer, fun, distinctive, white table wine that hopefully way overdelivers. It is a our w...
by H Wallace Jr
February 3rd, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5142

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Yeeeeeha! Dirty and Rowdy will be participating for the first time. I am psyched to participate and donate to the cause.It will be great to meet a number of people I've known online for years IRL and to see some fine folks I haven't seen in a long time. We are putting 6 vineyard designate Mourvèdre ...
by H Wallace Jr
February 3rd, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR
Replies: 39
Views: 2611

Re: I have a glass problem: Zalto - WS - Now JR

I'm a GGG fan. We use them at home and at the winery. In a side by side on our wines vs. a few comparable stems- The GGG showed more savory, earthy, mineral elements (where I nerd most) where the others showed more intense fruit... I do find the GGG the most delicate of all the stems- I have watched...
by H Wallace Jr
February 2nd, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

I'll fix that this am! Thanks for pointing that out.
by H Wallace Jr
February 2nd, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Release Open
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Enfield Release Open

really excited for this new cab release. 13.5% napa cab only 600 bottles because John did everything himself. I can't imagine its anything short of fantastic. The syrah is also very interesting. I tasted the '16 Napa Cab with John about 2 wks ago-- It is a hell of a wine-- so so pure and beautiful....
by H Wallace Jr
February 1st, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Jeremy C wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 2:47 pm
Hmmm... No offer. Maybe I missed the last offering and am now off?
Hi Jeremy- It looks like we had an unsubscribe request in Dec. '18. If in error, we can easily fix that. If not, we'd love to have you back!
by H Wallace Jr
February 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

I'll be putting in my order tonight when I get home from work. Mostly likely just a Familiar Mourvedre and Semillon order split 6 and 6. The especial isn't my style, though I appreciate the craft and quality behind it and I have a few of the blancs from '16 left. I always appreciate these wines and...
by H Wallace Jr
February 1st, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Hardy, I'm planning to stock up and curious how you think the Semillon and Familiar will age; is it best to drink relatively soon or worth it to lay some down for a while? Chris- I think the Sem will age for a number of years. The '11-'14s are still babies and this seems to be in the same vein. The...
by H Wallace Jr
February 1st, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2294

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Thanks for the support everyone. This has been a great AM. I am really really happy with these. As Kate and I went through the wines yesterday, we felt they captured the raw exuberance of the '11s and '14s with the clarity of more recent vintages. The Fam Blanc is the sleeper of the release. It was ...
by H Wallace Jr
January 29th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??
Replies: 16
Views: 683

Re: Natural Wine & Whole-Cluster Ferments??

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by H Wallace Jr
January 29th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1093

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

There are Mourvedre vines up there that are somewhere around 50 years old already. I know Windy Oaks pulls from them. As to whether Antle/Rodnick Farm is special -- all of Chalone is special, it's one of a handful of truly special appellations in California. It's just no longer a Pinot Noir locale....
by H Wallace Jr
January 25th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1093

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

Mike Grammer wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 10:31 am
Fine note and exposition, Tom. I have only had the D&R Mourvedre from the property (not this vintage) but it was memorable. Although I love what Hardy does with the Evangelho fruit, I think this is a remarkable site for consistency of just what you've described.

Salud

Mike
Thanks, Mike!
by H Wallace Jr
January 25th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1093

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

JDavisRoby wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 5:36 am
I’ve enjoyed several bottles of the Unfamiliar. I know several others that have as well. Your local broker/distributor is a friend and he’s a tireless promoter. Please keep the bottles coming our way.
Awesome! He'll be out here in about a week and will taste through some of the new stuff.
by H Wallace Jr
January 20th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1093

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

D&R has recently become available at retail in my state (Oklahoma). Is this specific wine mailing list only? I haven’t seen it in the local wine shops. Glad you have seen it, as not much made it to OK. We sent a few cases of Unfamiliar Mourvèdre (our declassified '17 Mourvèdre) and a couple cases o...
by H Wallace Jr
January 15th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard
Replies: 18
Views: 1093

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty & Rowdy Mourvedre Antle Vineyard

Tom, Thanks so much for the notes on this wine. The '15 Antle is special. The mineraity in this site never ceases to amaze me. If served blind, it would be like an accent telling you not just the city it grew up in, but practically the block. That shines through in the Jolie-Laide, the Enfield, and ...
by H Wallace Jr
December 31st, 2018, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Petite Sirah Fred & Dora's Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: TN: 2015 Dirty and Rowdy Petite Sirah Fred & Dora's Vineyard

David, Thanks for the note. The '15 comes across as the most polished of our Fred & Dora's. There was a difference in '15 winemaking that is part of this. Across the board, for us, and many others in N. CA, '15 was a very structured year. I love the vintage and it is more firm than giving. Fred & Do...
by H Wallace Jr
December 25th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers

Thank you Peter, Paul, and Brian!!!

Happy holidays to you and your families!

PS- Paul- only considered up for sale when she misses a nap! ;)
by H Wallace Jr
December 24th, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers

Dan Hammer wrote:
December 24th, 2018, 11:24 am
I'll give you lots of extra rope since the kid stole the show. flirtysmile champagne.gif
Ha- Thanks! She's got some spirit!
by H Wallace Jr
December 24th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Video: Dirty and Rowdy Happy Holidays Bloopers

https://youtu.be/5OcB-JVSZIY We take pride in sending out thousands of handwritten holiday cards each year, but with a new baby who showed up a few weeks late, we failed miserably and didn't send any out. We tried to shoot a straight ahead family video card, but with sleep deprivation, a spirited t...
by H Wallace Jr
December 23rd, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Animal Farm Butter For Sale
Replies: 42
Views: 2540

Re: Animal Farm Butter For Sale

I know this primarily goes to Thomas Keller, but is this the same butter served at Bouchon? Or does it just go to TFL and Per Se?
by H Wallace Jr
December 22nd, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2885

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

What do I want? Well, I'd like to think that any winery would read their email and then send a reply to a customer that took the time to reach out. It may have to wait given the time of year we are in, assuming the winery gets back to those who contact them. As I said, I am over in Champagne next y...
by H Wallace Jr
December 22nd, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2885

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Hardy, my position on this, and clearly I am not in the swim lane that many of you think I oughta be in, is that the producer owns the fly paper for the wine. Whether I hear back from Savart or not, it is the holidays and maybe the winery will never reply. Who knows. I don't hold the retailer accou...
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2018, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congrats to Ian Brand...
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

Re: Congrats to Ian Brand...

Amazing and well deserved!!!!!!
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting OldVines in Whites??
Replies: 34
Views: 804

Re: Tasting OldVines in Whites??

Tom, you always toss me the hard questions! As you know, the universe of old-vine white vineyards is much smaller than for reds. I can tell you that I drank an '07 Chalone Estate Chenin (my last bottle) two weeks ago in Tahoe that was perhaps the best white wine I've ever tasted. Last night I taste...
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2885

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Frank- I may have missed this, but what is the resolution you would like here?
by H Wallace Jr
December 20th, 2018, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 2885

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Thank you Hardy for providing perspective from a vintner point of view. Let's assume I opened a bottle of D&R and it was clearly corked. Assume I sent you an email about the issue, seeking some sort of redress. Also, assume that I'm not a VIP, in your DB etc., and just bought it off the shelf while...

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