Hardy Wallace

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Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Black cherry, plum, raspberry, red licorice , and green herbs on the nose. rich but lifted on the palate. Rich, dark red and black fruits are ripe but ripe, and mixed with espresso and dark chocolate. A little bit of graphite adds minerality. Tannins grip but are ripe.

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Dirty & Rowdy

Enz Vineyard Mourvedre

Super fun tasting through a selection of Dirty and Rowdy’s. While there wasn’t a bad bottle in this lineup, the 2017 Enz was lights out... Was a treat having the winemaker Hardy Wallace join us via Zoom. What we expected to be a 30min or so zoom call to walk us through the lineup turned into 2 hours of learning about the various vineyards Hardy works with and diving into his philosophy on wine. An afternoon I’ll never forget! Thanks Clare for making this happen! — 5 months ago

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Looked & sounded like a good time. Cheers
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Really enjoy their wines...how fun!

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Eileen Hardy Chardonnay 2016

I was looking for a firm bodied chard to go with an Ottolengi mushroom lasagne that is packed with flavour. This fits the bill excellent. Flavour are in the range from ripe pineapple via mocca coffe to vanilla. Nice zing to keep it fresh. Lasting cream feel to the mouth. Need to get some more. — 7 months ago

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Geoff Hardy

Hand Crafted Lagrein

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8.9

Intense blackberries. Rich , hint of spice . Nice — a month ago

Hardys

Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2015

Decanted for 6 hours. No need to put your nose in the glass.
Fantastic nose with loads of eucalyptus. Yummie wine.
— 2 months ago

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Clothing Optional

Chalone Muscat 2016

Hazy, chunky, funky skin contact bone-dry Muscat based white blend... I’m not a huge fan/advocate for “orange wines”—but I love this wine and the roller/coaster journey it offers. Low 12 % ABV, searing acidity, and textural power....savory, rather than fruity... thought-provoking, and I love the sour tart finish. Hardy Wallace is quietly crafting a series of wines that redefines what wine does and can do. — 5 months ago

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Dirty & Rowdy

Sonoma Valley Zinfandel 2019

This is the 2019 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel. Ever since the 2011 Santa Barbara Highlands Mourvèdre I have been waiting to see what Hardy would do with Zin when he had the time (and the grapes) to put his mind to it. I’m happy to say this is a good old fashioned zin, brambly but not too heavy, and a super food wine. Last week we cracked this bottle with pizza, and it was a bit overwhelming, tonight with boeuf aux carottes, same bottle, it really hit the spot. Please sir may I have some more? — 7 months ago

Matthew Wallace Wines

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Stag's Leap District with all the particulars and nuances present. Outer palate power and inner palate finesse. Such a pleasant change from the usual Napa Valley floor muscle-Cab showroom. — 2 months ago

Geoff Hardy

GMH Shiraz 2012

The gifted 2012 was a real treat! — 4 months ago

Dirty & Rowdy

Skinner White Oak Flats Vineyard Mourvedre 2016

Wow! Just Wow! Pretty light purple and explosive lilac, red berry, Asian incense and cranberry. Lighter in the mouth than expected...12.7 ABV doesn’t “do” jammy. But..quaffable and poundable... amazing energy and life as the savory/fruit notes wash over your tastebuds and a long, smiley face finish. These wines require a reimagination of table wine....particularly California table wine... Well done, Hardy! — 5 months ago

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