2019 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre 'ESPECIAL'


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Chalone
Drink between 2020 - 2022 (Edit)
CT90 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 3

  • jenmermaidia Likes this wine:

    May 30, 2020 - Drinking this during the D&R zoom—so much fun. Very fruity and the carbonic maceration is eveident, it is very Beaujolais -like. This is nice for a change but really hope they go back to making the Mourvèdre almost rose version of this again next year. This year is Barbera and Zin (edit: and Petite Sirah) and it isn’t really comparable to past years Especial.

  • MartyL Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 17, 2020 - Love this stuff. Different cepage this year but same joyful feeling and energy of all the great Especials of past vintages. If this is spritzy and/or reductive on opening, just give this a good shake or pour back and forth between a couple of decanters or glasses 20 times or so. Best served with a slight chill, and even better on day 2. Otherworldly with fried chicken. Pretty great with cheese too.

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  • Eric.S Likes this wine:

    May 7, 2020 - Note from day 2. Spritzy (carbonic?) at first pop, blows off. Fruity, savory, punchy, a little wild. Sneaky tannins. Too young? No idea. Tastes closest to Barbera, but does its best to shrug labels and do its own thing.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dirty and Rowdy
  • Varietal Mourvèdre
  • Designation 'ESPECIAL'
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Chalone

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 34 (45%)
  • Consumed 41 (55%)

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