Dirty & Rowdy Family Wines

Rodnick Farm Mourvedre 2018

Shay A

I don’t have any experience with this vineyard (or this AVA, honestly) so it’s hard to know what the typical profile is, but this was a unique expression of Mourvèdre. I would have never guessed it was that varietal if tasting blind (may have guessed a funky Pinot? Reminded me of Chacra’s Cincuenta Pinot).

Followed out of the decanter for two hours, and then out of the bottle the next day. Muddled ruby red in the glass. Aromatically it has both a mix of stem/green and carbonic flair to it. It wasn’t uber carbonic but I’m assuming it was at least somewhat utilized. Herbal, strawberry purée and spiced raspberries too. On the palate it has ripping acidity wrapped in a rhubarb tart and rocky profile, with juicy black cherry toward the finish. Acidity has me thinking this will hold for a bit, though I’m not sure it changes much.
— 18 days ago

Deborah, Dawn and 32 others liked this

Westberg Cellars

Turtle Rock Maturin James Berry Vineyard Syrah Mourvedre 2017

A beautiful split of 50% Syrah and 32% Graciano and 18% Grenache all from the James Berry Vineyard. This full-bodied wine was fermented with whole clusters and barrel aged for two years in 50% new French oak. Deep blackberry fruit, rich and layered flavors of cassis and licorice with a subtle background meatiness. Drinking nicely on release, yet will evolve gracefully for over a decade.
— 15 days ago

Neil, Paul and 25 others liked this


Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Sounds delicious!

Château de Pibarnon (Comte de Saint Victor)

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2014

Vintage 2014 | Blind tasted. Só playful! With this wine I was fooled myself... thought it to be a Cru de Beaujolais, because it was expressive and frivolous. — 13 days ago

Doctor, Ira and 24 others liked this


California Mourvedre 2018

2018 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. This is an amazing Mourvèdre. Silky smooth velvet mouthfeel. Smoky fruits and long finish. Baby killing at it’s finest. — 11 days ago

Alex, Shay and 15 others liked this
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Bin 2 South Australia Shiraz Mourvedre 2012

Even though I’m a life long buyer and drinker of Penfolds I’ve had very little experience with Bin 2 which is a Shiraz Mourvèdre blend (89%/11%). Dusty Black cherry notes with a little raspberry. These aromatics carry through to the medium plus bodied palate finishing with grainy tannins. A little astringency at the end, probably because of its youth (in Penfolds terms at least). Could easily go for another 5 years but nothing wrong with drinking one now. — 12 days ago

Severn, Doctor and 25 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2019

National Rose Day!! I guess that’s a thing. Figured I should open one of my favorite Rosé wines on the planet. Unfortunately, this has become so hard to find in my neck of the woods that it’s nearly unobtainium. I would otherwise drink this all summer long. On the nose, strawberry, melon, blood orange and a little bit of funky cheese. On the palate, brambles, strawberry, citrus. Fabulous body…nearly chewy. Low tannin. Dry. Great acid. Super long…over a minute with minerals for days. A truly special wine that everyone can find a reason to love.
— a day ago

Severn, Eric and 13 others liked this
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Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre 2020

Quite orange in color, light nose of fruit, Medium body for a Rosé, fairy dry, pear and light berry taste. Quite good! — 2 days ago

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Samuel's Gorge

Mourvedre 2017

Stewed plums and low on tannin aftertaste. Very nice. — 20 hours ago


Santa Barbara County Mourvèdre Rosé 2020

Such an amazing wine, so bright and sharp with a very nice margarita-esque salinity, could drink this all day everyday. — 18 days ago

Château de Cazeneuve

Le Sang du Calvaire Mourvedre 2008

Exceptional. Lots of structure, tannins, red fruit. The Mourvèdre really comes through. One of the best pic saint loup. This region has really so much to offer now. — 21 days ago