Dirty & Rowdy

Alder Springs Viognier

9.223 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
California, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Very different than the Cali Viognier I thought I knew.

Very different than the Cali Viognier I thought I knew.

Jun 25th, 2018
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.3

Well this doesn't suck...holy wow!

Well this doesn't suck...holy wow!

Jun 26th, 2017
Michael L S

This rounded out. In a good spot.

This rounded out. In a good spot.

Nov 28th, 2019
Brian R

Really interesting, unexpected smoky element.

Really interesting, unexpected smoky element.

Feb 16th, 2020
Erik Longabardi

Northern Rhône via California. Thanks to Lulu Souhaut for this bottle!

Northern Rhône via California. Thanks to Lulu Souhaut for this bottle!

Feb 11th, 2020
Arden Barnett

My favorite white from Dirty and Rowdy. So much finesse

My favorite white from Dirty and Rowdy. So much finesse

Apr 14th, 2019
Aaron Rankin

Honeysuckle, orange marmalade, spice, and wet stones. Nice with fish and chips, when you don’t have a pub ale on hand.

Honeysuckle, orange marmalade, spice, and wet stones. Nice with fish and chips, when you don’t have a pub ale on hand.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Mike Evans

Fruity and floral with great weight and persistence without being too oily. Lovely.

Fruity and floral with great weight and persistence without being too oily. Lovely.

Sep 15th, 2018
Aaron Rankin

I’m in an inadvertent D&R kick, only because of where my cellar’s drinking windows sit. Normally D&R squarely eschews mainstream, but only just slightly with this one. This is Viognier through and through, just a bit fresher on the palette, making it nice in warm weather. Same richness you’d expect, otherwise. — 1 hour later & at a warmer temp — it changed considerably in the fresh direction. Lemons, minerals, nice acid. Some i our party thought it was IPOB Chardonnay.

I’m in an inadvertent D&R kick, only because of where my cellar’s drinking windows sit. Normally D&R squarely eschews mainstream, but only just slightly with this one. This is Viognier through and through, just a bit fresher on the palette, making it nice in warm weather. Same richness you’d expect, otherwise. — 1 hour later & at a warmer temp — it changed considerably in the fresh direction. Lemons, minerals, nice acid. Some i our party thought it was IPOB Chardonnay.

Jul 27th, 2018
Arden Barnett

My love for Dirty and Rowdy’s wines continues to grow deeper and deeper. Beautiful floral nose with hints of honeydew melon, river pebbles, lemon zest. My nose perks up towards the end with the smell of white peaches. A lush, velvety texture. bright acidic finish that brings a rush of apricots, Bosc pears, wood, and Carmel apples. Terrific with roast chicken

My love for Dirty and Rowdy’s wines continues to grow deeper and deeper. Beautiful floral nose with hints of honeydew melon, river pebbles, lemon zest. My nose perks up towards the end with the smell of white peaches. A lush, velvety texture. bright acidic finish that brings a rush of apricots, Bosc pears, wood, and Carmel apples. Terrific with roast chicken

Jun 7th, 2018