2010 Denner "Ditch Digger" Paso Robles Rhône Blend

SKU #1150672 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Another 2010 that is drinking brilliantly, the 2010 The Ditch Digger is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise and 5% Cinsault that spent 16 months in 35% new 500-liter puncheons. Giving up deep plum, blackberry, mineral and earth, with additional floral qualities developing in the glass, this full-bodied, elegant blend has knockout purity of fruit, beautiful richness and no shortage of length on the finish. It will continue to dish out loads of pleasure over the coming 6-7 years or more. (JD) Inner quote mark (8/2013)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Weaves together a complex fabric of earth and black licorice-laced blackberry and raspberry flavors, with touches of cedar and hazelnut, firming nicely on the espresso-tinged finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Counoise. Drink now through 2022. (JL) Inner quote mark (3/2013)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark (40% grenache, 30% syrah, 20% mourvedre, 5% counoise and 5% cinsault): Inky ruby. Assertive aromas of black raspberry, licorice and candied flowers, with smoke and pipe tobacco nuances adding complexity. Sweet and lush but juicy, with intense berry preserve character and plush, seamless texture. Very densely packed but lively, with harmonious tannins adding shape to a sweet, clinging finish. I've little doubt that this wine will reward patience but there's plenty to like right now. (JR) 92+ Inner quote mark (12/2013)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2010 Ditch Digger is wonderfully alive and vibrant. The style is a bit less savory and aromatic than the 2011, but with more depth and power. Both wines are beautiful, yet also reflective of their respective vintages. The belnd in 2010 is 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 5% Counoise. (AG) Inner quote mark (7/2013)

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