2016 Dirty and Rowdy Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2018 - 2026 (Edit)
CT91.8 16 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • domco wrote:

    December 9, 2019 - Liked this, didn't love it, especially for the price. Has some D&R markers with a little funky/herbal streak to it. Felt just a little disjointed, perhaps drinking a bit too early and will all come together?

  • jc510 wrote:

    June 29, 2019 - I felt based on the tasting notes here I was not drinking the same wine. Very disappointed, this wine was not better than a $10 H3 from the bottom shelf of the super market. Consumed with pasta. I would rate this wine at 84. I saved half to review again, maybe it will improve.

  • Troon Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 23, 2019 - An enjoyable wine. I got spice and red fruit on the nose. There was a lot of blue and red fruit on the finish. This was easy to drink with dinner. It is a light and lively Merlot. One of my favorite D&R wines.

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 9, 2019 - Much more a D&R wine than a Merlot. Light, red fruited, bright acids and a pleasing herbal streak carry through until the tannins clamp down on the finish. I’ve never had a Merlot from Alder Springs, so I cannot speak to how the site carries through this variety. It does impart some grip! I will be interested to see how this evolves over the next several years.

  • Biskuit Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 18, 2019 - Dang, very nice, and I have no reference point for this. Identifiably merlot? I'm not sure. Identifiably D&R? Honestly, not sure about that, either. But pure and rich and easy and lovely and that is plenty for me.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dirty and Rowdy
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alder Springs Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 92 (49%)
  • Consumed 96 (51%)

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