"Sweet floral notes open into black cherries, plums, licorice and new leather as the 2011 Dirt Worshipper literally bursts from the glass. I very much like the sense of pure vibrancy and resonance here. The 2011 is so full of life. The 2011 is a bit restrained in volume, as so many wines are in this vintage. Still, it boasts tremendous energy and polish. The blend is 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. " - 93PtsAntonio Galloni - Vinous
"Co-fermented with 5% Viognier and showing classic cool climate Syrah qualities on the nose, the 2011 The Dirt Worshiper is loaded with gamey, northern Rhone-like qualities of olive, bacon fat, charcoal and violets that are grounded by a rich core of Syrah fruit. Medium-bodied, elegant and supple, with fine tannin, it’s not a blockbuster, but it impresses for its purity and length. While approachable now, it has the balance and mid-palate depth to evolve for 10-12 years easily. Drink 2015-2023.
This was a beautiful lineup of wines by winemaker Anthony Yount and I continue to be impressed with the wines of this estate. Located on the western edge of Paso Robles, the wines possess individual, unique characters that show not only Paso fruit, but balance and restraint. They’re highly recommended." - 92+PtsJeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate