2007 Denner "Ditch Digger" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1054998 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 The Ditch Digger, a knock-out blend of 37% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise, and 3% Cinsault, is a complex red wine boasting superb aromatics of pepper, incense, sweet black cherries, plums, and a gamy, meaty character. Medium to full-bodied with excellent fruit purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, and a long finish, it can be consumed now and over the next 3-4 years or longer. These are four beautiful wines produced from the limestone hillsides of this vineyard just off Vineyard Drive on the west side of Paso Robles.  (8/ 2009)

93 points Wine Spectator

 A tremendous wine, bold, rich and concentrated, yet stylish and elegant, with layers of ripe cherry, blackberry, wild berry, plum and spice notes unfolding. Holds onto a tight focus and ends with a long beam of fruit. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. Drink now through 2016.  (2/ 2010)

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 By: Gestalted |  Review Date: 7/28/2010 
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I enjoyed this wine by Denner. Not my first pick from them, but decent. It hit many high notes with its Grenache and Syrah in the blend, however there was a slight bite in the Mourvedre that just made it slightly odd for me. Still very very enjoyable. Slick tannins made the finish utterly soft. I would've rated this a 91.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

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California

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Specific Appellation:

Paso Robles

- Located about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, this inland AVA enjoys a sunny and hot growing period while its seaside neighbors hang in the fog. Zinfandel is the traditional red grape of choice, though cabernet, chardonnay, and Rhône varietals are gaining favor. Most are made in a fruit-forward, early drinking style.