Dirty & Rowdy

Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard Mourvedre

9.256 ratings
9.234 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
Chris Scanlan

Sales Amy Atwood Imports

9.2

Aaaahhh Dirty Durty Duuurty... A little rough out of the gates in the first day, but this wine was just bottled, and judging it now would be as ludicrous as telling a 6 year old he'll never grow up to be a Unicorn Wrangler. Second day it was more intact, more cinnamon spice I associate with good carbonic maceration, not the banana and cotton candy. Bright, fresh red berry fruits, soft mid-palate with sour cherry core, fine but dense tannins and loaded with spice. This wine shows all the right dimensions of being something beautiful, I'd say 6 months and she won't be afraid to show herself to you. 2 years, and you'll wish you'd saved more bottles. Picked at 20.7 degrees Brix, whole cluster fermented, "barely" foot tread, more just pushed down with feet to maintain whole berries under the juice to promote carbonic maceration. A fairly aggressive pressing was done at the end of ferment to try to squeeze some tannins out and add a bit of structure and texture. Aged in one 5 year old Demi-muid and one 5 year old French oak barrel. Never racked until bottling. 82 cases made. 11.6% alcohol 3.9 pH

Aaaahhh Dirty Durty Duuurty... A little rough out of the gates in the first day, but this wine was just bottled, and judging it now would be as ludicrous as telling a 6 year old he'll never grow up to be a Unicorn Wrangler. Second day it was more intact, more cinnamon spice I associate with good carbonic maceration, not the banana and cotton candy. Bright, fresh red berry fruits, soft mid-palate with sour cherry core, fine but dense tannins and loaded with spice. This wine shows all the right dimensions of being something beautiful, I'd say 6 months and she won't be afraid to show herself to you. 2 years, and you'll wish you'd saved more bottles. Picked at 20.7 degrees Brix, whole cluster fermented, "barely" foot tread, more just pushed down with feet to maintain whole berries under the juice to promote carbonic maceration. A fairly aggressive pressing was done at the end of ferment to try to squeeze some tannins out and add a bit of structure and texture. Aged in one 5 year old Demi-muid and one 5 year old French oak barrel. Never racked until bottling. 82 cases made. 11.6% alcohol 3.9 pH

3 people found it helpfulMay 21st, 2013
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.5

Fantastic purity, so fresh, a wine with love. Hardy makes inspired wines.

Fantastic purity, so fresh, a wine with love. Hardy makes inspired wines.

2 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2014
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.2

Nice job Hardy! 👊🏻

Nice job Hardy! 👊🏻

Oct 29th, 2015
Lenn Thompson

Publisher NewYorkCorkReport

9.3

Mouvedre at 11.6%? Yes and not lacking in the least. Complex and intricate. Pure, just-harvested fruit flavors layered with spice and a bit of tobacco on day 2.

Mouvedre at 11.6%? Yes and not lacking in the least. Complex and intricate. Pure, just-harvested fruit flavors layered with spice and a bit of tobacco on day 2.

Jul 18th, 2015
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.4

So many things. Peach. Pomegranate. Plum. Sneaky tannins. The echo of animal. Grand Slam home run with braised rabbit parpardelle. So good. @Hardy Wallace killing it.

So many things. Peach. Pomegranate. Plum. Sneaky tannins. The echo of animal. Grand Slam home run with braised rabbit parpardelle. So good. @Hardy Wallace killing it.

Feb 16th, 2015
William Hughes

I wish this were an endless pour!

I wish this were an endless pour!

Jan 7th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.5

Ahhhhhhhh I can't get enough of this wine! magnificent!! Love, soul, righteous flavor.

Ahhhhhhhh I can't get enough of this wine! magnificent!! Love, soul, righteous flavor.

Aug 7th, 2014
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

First Hardy Wallace wine. Wild, inviting nose. Berry, velvet. Niceness. Juicy and ripe. So drinkable. Awesome. Nice job, homie.

First Hardy Wallace wine. Wild, inviting nose. Berry, velvet. Niceness. Juicy and ripe. So drinkable. Awesome. Nice job, homie.

Apr 26th, 2014
Mark Morgan

Nice deep fruit. Enjoyable Mourvedre weekend w/ La Clarine Farm and Dirty & Rowdy. Can't go wrong with either.

Nice deep fruit. Enjoyable Mourvedre weekend w/ La Clarine Farm and Dirty & Rowdy. Can't go wrong with either.

Feb 17th, 2014
Jeff Burrows

not your typical Mourvedre; lean w/ subdued earth. liked it a lot.

not your typical Mourvedre; lean w/ subdued earth. liked it a lot.

Jan 6th, 2014