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Fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged 80% in used 500-liter barrels and the balance in concrete, it offers a southern Rhone-like bouquet of kirsch and blackberry fruits, ground herbs, pepper and spiced meats. This flows to a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and yet fresh and elegant wine that will have upward of a decade of longevity.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #222223;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #222223;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #9f250d;\" data-mce-style=\"color: #9f250d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVinous:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e The 2012 Ditch Digger is fabulous. Dense, layered and beautifully textured on the palate, the 2012 is built on serious concentration. Sweet red cherries, mint, hard candy and menthol inform a juicy, racy Rhone blend with tons of near and medium term appeal. The 2012 was done predominantly in 500-liter barrels, with 50% whole clusters.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eProducer Information\u003c\/h4\u003e\nPlanted in 1999, Denner Vineyards is a winegrowing estate on the far western border of the Paso Robles AVA. The 156 acres press up against the Santa Lucia Range, giving the site great diversity of elevation, aspect and soil. Previously dry farmed barley, the estate is nestled into the Templeton Gap, an East\/West corridor where the marine layer can reach the inland valleys. As a result the estate receives large diurnal temperature swings without high moisture pressure, giving it a near perfect growing climate.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe 108 acres under vine are comprised of 19 different varieties in 26 unique blocks. Each block is farmed with painstaking attention to detail, allowing only for the best possible grapes to reach the winery. Aron Nevarez, the vineyard manager, is committed to environmentally friendly farming practices, using only sustainable inputs and minimal irrigation.\u003cbr\u003e"}

2012 | Denner Vineyards | The Ditch Digger

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Red Wine: 2012 | Denner Vineyards | The Ditch Digger

Full-bodied and brooding, with black cherry and dark mocha aromas and concentrated flavors of blueberry, smoky herb and cedar, all held in a vise-grip of tannins.

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Producer: Denner Vineyards

Ratings: WA | 94  V | 90

Vintage: 2012

Size: 750ml

ABV: 14.5%

Varietal: Southern Rhone Red Blend

    Country/Region: United States, California

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      Detailed Description

      Full-bodied and brooding, with black cherry and dark mocha aromas and concentrated flavors of blueberry, smoky herb and cedar, all held in a vise-grip of tannins.

        Reviews:

        • Wine Advocate: Just bottled, the 2012 Ditch Digger checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance Cinsault and Counoise. Fermented with 50% whole clusters and aged 80% in used 500-liter barrels and the balance in concrete, it offers a southern Rhone-like bouquet of kirsch and blackberry fruits, ground herbs, pepper and spiced meats. This flows to a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and yet fresh and elegant wine that will have upward of a decade of longevity.
        • Vinous: The 2012 Ditch Digger is fabulous. Dense, layered and beautifully textured on the palate, the 2012 is built on serious concentration. Sweet red cherries, mint, hard candy and menthol inform a juicy, racy Rhone blend with tons of near and medium term appeal. The 2012 was done predominantly in 500-liter barrels, with 50% whole clusters.

        Producer Information

        Planted in 1999, Denner Vineyards is a winegrowing estate on the far western border of the Paso Robles AVA. The 156 acres press up against the Santa Lucia Range, giving the site great diversity of elevation, aspect and soil. Previously dry farmed barley, the estate is nestled into the Templeton Gap, an East/West corridor where the marine layer can reach the inland valleys. As a result the estate receives large diurnal temperature swings without high moisture pressure, giving it a near perfect growing climate.
        The 108 acres under vine are comprised of 19 different varieties in 26 unique blocks. Each block is farmed with painstaking attention to detail, allowing only for the best possible grapes to reach the winery. Aron Nevarez, the vineyard manager, is committed to environmentally friendly farming practices, using only sustainable inputs and minimal irrigation.

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