Brooding nose of dark chocolate, roasted tarragon & thyme, black olives and roast coffee beans. Big yet light-footed, to the credit of the limestone/granite based “Enz Vineyard” and obsessive vineyard monitoring by Dirty & Rowdy co-owner/winemaker Hardy Wallace, the wine is a joy to drink now and will get much better with time. How much time? Depends how you like killer California old-vine Mourvedre wines. I suggest short term, like 2023. If you drink it now, decant it 2 hours before drinking or enjoy it over 3 or 4 days and notice it blossoming. It’s rare to find a wine (like this) with so much personality, character and hour-by-hour evolution for $45.
Roughly 100 year old vines growing in limestone and granite. 100% whole cluster ferment, aged in very neutral/oft-used French oak barrels.
This is just one of many Dirty & Rowdy wines worth buying. Ask me to list delicious wines with soul and Dirty & Rowdy is at the top.