2014 Dirty and Rowdy Melon de Bourgogne Antle Vineyard

Melon de Bourgogne

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Chalone
Drink between 2016 - 2018 (Edit)
CT89 26 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • grafstrb wrote:

    August 9, 2020 - -- decanted approx. 3 hours before initial taste on Day 1 --
    -- tasted non-blind over 2 to 3 hours on Day 1; revisited on Day 3 and Day 6 --

    NOSE: very light Nose --- nearly vacant --- on Day 1. Day 3 brought a light bready note, and a light limeade note. No material change by Day 6, either. Almost nothing here.

    BODY: orange color with a slight pinkish hue; light bodied.

    TASTE: gently oxidative; medium-high acidity; gentle sandalwood on the finish --- seems to derive from skin contact; a touch salty; light apple note (oxidative); paired nicely with scallops atop squid ink pasta. On Day 3, it still had that tangy skin contact thing going on --- light limeade/tequila presentation. Final approach on Day 6 didn't suddenly reveal much flavor. There's just not much going on here. Charitably, I "just don't get it"; honestly and straightforwardly, there's just not much going on here. Pretty much the same as my 5/12/16 bottle/TN. Gut impression score: low to mid 80s.

  • AlphaMikeFoxtrot Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 6, 2020 - Melon is usually pretty neutral. This one I would describe as “fruit backward.” There’s a little bit of nectarine/apricot but that takes a backseat to intense notes of wet stone, ash, and burnt caramel. A little bitter toward the finish. Overall, it’s very interesting right now.

  • Millennial Drinkers wrote: 88 points

    July 10, 2019 - Delicious orange wine. Cloudy and medium amber orange, almost like apple juice. Robust nose coated in waxy apples, baking spices, candied flowers and a little yeasty. A slightly creamy texture with grippy tannins and balanced acidity. Medium bodied with beeswax, honeyed fruit and minerality. Medium length finish. Drink till 2020.

  • sunnylea57 wrote: 88 points

    December 17, 2018 - Now that's an orange wine. Lurid orange. Cloudy. Tangerines and yeast. Fun, but not something I'd seek out repeatedly, or even something of which I'd want to drink a whole bottle.

  • Jahull03 wrote:

    October 1, 2018 - Funky and wonderful skin-fermented wine. Definitely mineral-driven, with a bit of floral nose but dominated by the skin-fermented/rougher texture. Slight orange, slight yeastiness. Ample acid.
    If you value and enjoy different/interesting, this is a fun one, and in the world of orange wines this is very accessible.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Dirty and Rowdy
  • Varietal Melon de Bourgogne
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Antle Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Chalone

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 84 (35%)
  • Consumed 151 (63%)

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