2018 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Blanc

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2019 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Jay Soif wrote: 89 points

    December 3, 2020 - Fruit salad. Goes down easy, but lacks acid, focus, mineral, something.

  • ohne_musik wrote: 94 points

    September 20, 2020 - Jeeeebus this is insanely good!! Kitchen sink, yes, but the 55% semillon and 16% chenin blanc are really the driving forces here (although one could argue that the 10% viognier and 3% muscat play a very meaty role in the aromatic honeyed freshness here).

    From the get go, the nose is full of bright honeysuckle, lemon juice/zest, orchard fruit, and a riot of white flowers.

    Palate is rich but impeccably balanced - leads with bold lemon-melon-semillon fruit and rich frangipane tart, backed by a funky thrum of chenin-lanolin, and perked up with juicy acid and seaspray minerals. Texturally, it's incredibly velvety and rich for a 12.3% alc wine... I'd like to say this is where the 15% pinot blanc comes in - but honestly it's hard to say what is what, since all 3 main grapes can have this great textural richness. And for the price, I'm not sure there is a better value in this range. Mind blown. *pow*

    Not sure how it'll age but drink it now and let it be a little solace to this annus horriblus.

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  • rc@ughey wrote: 89 points

    September 6, 2020 - Consistently delicious and joyous. Light and bright but with intense melon and exotic fruit.

  • jenmermaidia Likes this wine:

    June 20, 2020 - Too bad it was the last bottle. Still a favorite. Floral aromas and tropical fruit, but dry and not too much sweetness.

  • Charlie N Likes this wine:

    May 25, 2020 - Had this on the first hot day in Massachusetts. Politely stated nose doesn't overwhelm but is inviting. Canteloupe, fennel, lime?

    Medium body offers a nice presence that carries nice full flavors of honey and melon. Medium-to-low acidity, and some salt on the finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type White
  • Producer Dirty and Rowdy
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation California "Familiar" Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 80 (27%)
  • Consumed 212 (73%)

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slightly spicy Thai chicken salad

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