Denner The Ditch Digger 2019
Blend: 43% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 8% Carignan, 4% Cinsaut, 3% Graciano, 2% Counoise
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More red and black fruits, ground pepper, aged beef, and leather emerge from the 2019 Ditch Digger, a blend of 43% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 8% Carignan, and splashes of Cinsault, Graciano, and Counoise. This medium to full-bodied, round, expansive, sexy blend has supple tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish.
A handsome blend, refined and well-built, with black raspberry, garrigue and river stone tones that build richness and tension on the finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignane, Cinsaut, Graciano and Counoise. Drink now.
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.
Growing on high elevation bedrock slopes, the vineyards of Paso Robles Willow Creek AVA sit at between 960 and 1,900 feet in elevation.
With bold fruit flavors and accents of sweet spice, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre form the base of the classic Rhône Red Blend, while Carignan, Cinsault and Counoise often come in to play. Though they originated from France’s southern Rhône Valley, with some creative interpretation, Rhône blends have also become popular in other countries. Somm Secret—Putting their own local spin on the Rhône Red Blend, those from Priorat often include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In California, it is not uncommon to see Petite Sirah make an appearance.