Denner Vineyards

The Ditch Digger Grenache Blend

9.1188 ratings
9.140 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
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9.5

Brilliant magenta. Heady, mineral-laced red berry preserve, spicecake and floral pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals, vanilla and exotic spices. Juicy, sharply delineated raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show superb concentration and turn sweeter with air. The sappy, extremely long finish is framed by smooth, slow-building tannins that fold effortlessly into the wine's plush, alluringly sweet red fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

Brilliant magenta. Heady, mineral-laced red berry preserve, spicecake and floral pastille aromas are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals, vanilla and exotic spices. Juicy, sharply delineated raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show superb concentration and turn sweeter with air. The sappy, extremely long finish is framed by smooth, slow-building tannins that fold effortlessly into the wine's plush, alluringly sweet red fruit. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, February 2020)

Feb 19th, 2020
Rob Brobst III

All day everyday this is a solid 95 Point Wine.

All day everyday this is a solid 95 Point Wine.

Nov 12th, 2017
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

Grenache. Limestone. That is all.

Grenache. Limestone. That is all.

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2013
Shawn R

Big, bad, a$$ wine, Wow!

Big, bad, a$$ wine, Wow!

Mar 19th, 2017
Hiroshi Corpora

Lucious fruit... full rich, could be more complex... longer aging?

Lucious fruit... full rich, could be more complex... longer aging?

Dec 1st, 2016
Sam Coturri

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

9.1

Balanced, fruity, none of that Paso heat that I dread, quaffable.

Balanced, fruity, none of that Paso heat that I dread, quaffable.

Dec 4th, 2015
Levi Glenn

Less than Paso ripe. Nice wine with a fair amount of glycerin. Could use more acid for my tastes. Smelled stemy at first, but faded to ripe red fruit. Still not over the top.

Less than Paso ripe. Nice wine with a fair amount of glycerin. Could use more acid for my tastes. Smelled stemy at first, but faded to ripe red fruit. Still not over the top.

Nov 5th, 2015
California Wine Company

Superb complexity for Grenache. Not too fat. Not thin. Blended very well and far from uniform. Suttle perceived sweetness, new oak. Well integrated blend. It opened up in the glass very nicely. Fine-grained tannin. Perfect time to drink while the fruit is fresh.

Superb complexity for Grenache. Not too fat. Not thin. Blended very well and far from uniform. Suttle perceived sweetness, new oak. Well integrated blend. It opened up in the glass very nicely. Fine-grained tannin. Perfect time to drink while the fruit is fresh.

Nov 5th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

One of favorites from Denner posse of wines. A great So. Rhone Blend.

One of favorites from Denner posse of wines. A great So. Rhone Blend.

Aug 5th, 2015
Bailey Hasbrouck

Oh baby

Oh baby

Jun 18th, 2015