White

2019 Dirty and Rowdy California "Familiar" Orange

White Blend

  • USA
  • California
Drink between 2020 - 2022 (Edit)
CT90.1 13 reviews
2019
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 3, 2020 - Chenin Blanc 60%, semillon 30%, viognier 3%, pinot blanc 3%, marsanne 3%, muscat 1%. Decanted for 1h then back into bottle. Drank outside and mildly chilled at that point. Cloudy orange. Lovely aromas of flowers, bitter herbs, bark, a bit of tea, and ripe oranges. Palate starts with tart oranges and then savory components emerge - herbs, tea, bark - with some mild tannins on midpalate. Excellent acids, medium bodied and the tannins add a nice texture. So gluggable and yet, interesting too. Delicious.

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 11, 2020 - Chenin Blanc 60%, semillon 30%, viognier 3%, pinot blanc 3%, marsanne 3%, muscat 1%. Decanted for 30 min from wine fridge. Now closer to room temp. Mildly cloudy orange color. lovely aromas of orange, orange zest, flowers, some minerals and hint of saline. Oranges on palate w minerals, saline, and just a bit of sea air saltiness. Mild tannins on midpalate w juicy, bright acids. Moderately short finish. Alive. Evocative. Different. Delicious. Nicely done. 91. Need to get more next time.

  • bavaur wrote: 90 points

    June 14, 2020 - Good fun, very counterintuitive to drink this at room temperature, but it worked out well. Strong orange juice flavours when cold but opening up to more floral notes as the temperature rises. Enjoyable by itself but a good match for a light tofu curry (with pieces of orange, ha!)

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  • DCornutt wrote:

    June 12, 2020 - STUNNING! Fresh. Complex. Serve this at room temp. The nose is floral from the muscat. The wine is complex on the palate. Very refreshing but big palate presence. Fantastic job Hardy.

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  • AlphaMikeFoxtrot wrote: 91 points

    May 17, 2020 - Ripe stone fruits - peach, apricots, and a vegetal note too. Medium bodied. complex and layered. This is what I wish more orange wines were: clean, refreshing and elegant. Or perhaps it’s what most orange wines try to be but so often are not...

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type White
  • Producer Dirty and Rowdy
  • Varietal White Blend
  • Designation California "Familiar" Orange
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 127 (55%)
  • Consumed 102 (44%)

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