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2011 Denner The Ditch Digger (750ml)
Producer: Denner Vineyards dennervineyards.com
Appellation: Paso Robles - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre - Counoise
Maturity: Hold
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$50.40
Alcohol %: 14
Related Ratings:
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : April 23, 2008 , grace chen
Best 2009-2015
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "The 2005 The Ditch Digger is a blend of 43% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 23% Mourvedre, and 8% Counoise (could this be a Paso Robles version of the famed Chateauneuf du Pape Beaucastel?). A deep ruby/purple color, full body, superb richness, and notes of truffle oil intermixed with black cherries, blackberries, asphalt, smoke, and camphor emerge from this complex, finesse-styled red. It also possesses silky tannins and a long, heady finish. The good news is there are over 1,000 cases of this blockbuster. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Denner Vineyards is still under the radar, but is undoubtedly an up-and-coming source for good Rhone Ranger offerings. And why shouldn’t it be as its vineyards are situated just across the street from the fabulous grand cru site of Saxum’s James Berry Vineyard. " Best 2007-2015