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2011 Denner The Ditch DiggerBlend from United States


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  • 93+ Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 92 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Denner's 2011 Ditch Digger is a wine of great textural finesse. Sweet tobacco, dried herbs, flowers and spices all meld together beautifully in the glass. Silky, polished and utterly impeccable, the 2011 impresses for its balance and overall sense of harmony. Black olives, savory herbs and spices linger on the finish. This is yet another great showing from Denner. The blend is 40% Grenache, 30% Syra, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 5% Counoise."

93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Inky ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet displays scents of dark berries, potpourri and incense, along with a smoky note of olive tapenade. Rich, palate-coating cassis and mulberry preserve flavors are complemented by smoky mineral and bitter chocolate nuances. An emphatically rich but energetic wine that finishes with a strong jolt of smoky Indian spices and smooth tannins."

92 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2011 The Ditch Digger also needs another year or two to round into form. Offering up beautiful black fruits, smoke and pepper intermixed with spice and earthy nuances, it flows onto the palate with a medium to full-bodied, elegant feel that carries rich flavors and sweet tannin. It’s nicely done and possesses an outstanding mix of richness and freshness. Drink 2015-2021.

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."

Product Detail

Item # 80157
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Paso Robles

93+ - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

92 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2011
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Counoise
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, game, tar and dust