Dirty & Rowdy

Especial Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Mourvèdre

9.167 ratings
9.244 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
Christy Frank

There's something Especial about this wine. Cranberry pomegranate. High toned and Rowdy on day #1. More tightly knit and dare I say Dirty on day #2. Nothing left to try on day #3

There's something Especial about this wine. Cranberry pomegranate. High toned and Rowdy on day #1. More tightly knit and dare I say Dirty on day #2. Nothing left to try on day #3

5 people found it helpfulAug 13th, 2014
Collin-Peter Casey

Northern California Sales Manager Weygandt-Metzler Importing

10

Yes, he's our reverend, but also makes damned good wines. This is delicious.

Yes, he's our reverend, but also makes damned good wines. This is delicious.

2 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Smelled like red apple skins, and smashed raspberries. Foggy color light and delicate if I lived in California I'd drink this all the time. It's just too pricey for me on the east coast.

Smelled like red apple skins, and smashed raspberries. Foggy color light and delicate if I lived in California I'd drink this all the time. It's just too pricey for me on the east coast.

1 person found it helpfulSep 12th, 2014
Blake Leyh

Especial indeed!

Especial indeed!

1 person found it helpfulJul 8th, 2014
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.3

Full of life and bright Mourvèdre goodness. Can I get a keg, or at least a BiB of this? Hardy?

Full of life and bright Mourvèdre goodness. Can I get a keg, or at least a BiB of this? Hardy?

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Davis Smith

Sommelier Acquerello

8.9

Muy especial, indeed, @Hardy Wallace

Muy especial, indeed, @Hardy Wallace

Apr 4th, 2016
Levi Glenn

At first really muddy and undefined. As it opened it showed a little more fruit, but still effervescent. I like this lighter take on Mourvèdre, but not completely sold. We'll see what it's like on day two.

At first really muddy and undefined. As it opened it showed a little more fruit, but still effervescent. I like this lighter take on Mourvèdre, but not completely sold. We'll see what it's like on day two.

Mar 9th, 2016
Nathan Adams

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

9.4

My blood may currently be around 25% Dirty and Rowdy juice. Been on a binge lately, just cannot get enough - love this wine!

My blood may currently be around 25% Dirty and Rowdy juice. Been on a binge lately, just cannot get enough - love this wine!

Feb 27th, 2016
Nathan Adams

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

9.2

Getting very low on this :-(

Getting very low on this :-(

Feb 13th, 2016
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.0

Love love love. Taut and high toned, bright cranberry and pomegranate plus something deeper and more resonant. This wine is alive, it had personality.

Love love love. Taut and high toned, bright cranberry and pomegranate plus something deeper and more resonant. This wine is alive, it had personality.

Nov 15th, 2015