Dirty & Rowdy

Antle Vineyard Mourvedre

9.213 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Mourvedre
Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mark Morgan

In a nice place now. Vibrant and deep.

In a nice place now. Vibrant and deep.

Mar 13th, 2018
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.2

Exquisitely seductive and elegant Mourvèdre from Dick Graff's original vineyard plantings next to Chalone Vineyard. Lovely now but can go a decade.

Exquisitely seductive and elegant Mourvèdre from Dick Graff's original vineyard plantings next to Chalone Vineyard. Lovely now but can go a decade.

Nov 30th, 2016
Michael L S

This has a great core of dark fruit, good acidity, and a core of earth. A fun delicious bottle.

This has a great core of dark fruit, good acidity, and a core of earth. A fun delicious bottle.

Jan 27th, 2018
Michael L S

Great aromatics, core of dark fruit but good acid gives this bounce. At union square cafe

Great aromatics, core of dark fruit but good acid gives this bounce. At union square cafe

Mar 27th, 2017
Mike Evans

Fruity but with a bit of dark rusticity on the nose, incredibly easy and fun to drink.

Fruity but with a bit of dark rusticity on the nose, incredibly easy and fun to drink.

Mar 16th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Not my favorite D&R, but solid nonetheless. Has some old world qualities for sure.

Not my favorite D&R, but solid nonetheless. Has some old world qualities for sure.

Aug 15th, 2018
Noah Raizman

Strawberries for days

Strawberries for days

Jun 25th, 2018
Andrew Brenner

Love everything about this wine. It’s balanced, vibrant, and after a 2-hour decant just starting to show itself.

Love everything about this wine. It’s balanced, vibrant, and after a 2-hour decant just starting to show itself.

Mar 5th, 2018
Ben de Vin

Black, blue fruits, SUPER fresh. Excellent drinking for warm nights and red meat. 12.9% abv.

Black, blue fruits, SUPER fresh. Excellent drinking for warm nights and red meat. 12.9% abv.

Jan 13th, 2017
Noah Raizman

Everything I expect in a D&R wine but more: this took a full day and a half to come around, very closed initially. There is a slightly gray-ish tinge to the light purple color - like antique violet. The nose has only a bare touch of funk but a definite earthiness, with tar and subtle wet leaves framing sweet plum and mulberry. The feel is light but the tannic frame is definite and this will need a few years or, like I did, a few days open to really strut its stuff. The finish lingers with something both fruity and floral. I like old Bandol, but find many of them more than a bit rustic. This is like taking Tempier and filtering through a Burgundian sensibility with a kiss of sunshine. Great work. #hardywallace

Everything I expect in a D&R wine but more: this took a full day and a half to come around, very closed initially. There is a slightly gray-ish tinge to the light purple color - like antique violet. The nose has only a bare touch of funk but a definite earthiness, with tar and subtle wet leaves framing sweet plum and mulberry. The feel is light but the tannic frame is definite and this will need a few years or, like I did, a few days open to really strut its stuff. The finish lingers with something both fruity and floral. I like old Bandol, but find many of them more than a bit rustic. This is like taking Tempier and filtering through a Burgundian sensibility with a kiss of sunshine. Great work. #hardywallace

Jan 7th, 2017