2010 Denner The Dirt Worshipper

Syrah Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • cubswinws Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 26, 2017 - Very nice syrah with good fruit and velvety mouth feel.

  • bjamesclark wrote: (92 points)

    December 20, 2016 - 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier
    Aged 16 months in 228L Barriques, 60% Neutral, 30% Once Used French and Hungarian, 10% New French. Fermented 30% Whole Cluster

    Decanted for over 2 hours, which at this point it still needs.
    Medium-plus intensity in aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and violet pastilles that integrate well with scents of black olive, rosemary and camphor, black licorice, smoked red meats and a vein of wet sidewalk and rocky mineral with a trace of white pepper.
    On the palate, a lush Syrah, with bold flavors of concentrated blackberry, plum and fig with a smoky edge that shows notes of bacon and grilled red meats that evolve to show black olive, white pepper, Star anise, earth, crushed violets, bramble, mineral and crushed rock.
    Texturally this wine is silky smooth and moderate-plus in mid palate density. The finish lingers pleasantly, and softly in intensity. Acid is medium-plus keeping this fresh and alive.
    Overall, drinks well now, but will continue to cellar well for sometime. Decant recommended.

  • Les Kangas wrote: (94 points)

    November 12, 2016 - This is what a wine should with bbq ribs. Reidel stemware. Popped and poured and kept the cork in till gone

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (89 points)

    October 30, 2016 - Wines with Friends (and Game 4) (Chris and Renee's): Not the best showing for this which I have loved on prior occasions. I find a lot of 2010's to be in an odd place right now. The fruit seems quite shut down but everything else is showing. This seemed clumsy and a bit cloying. No heat, but I would hold these or give them a ton of air. As I said, I think this is consistent with other Central Coast Syrahs I have had recently.

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  • johnny1206 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 13, 2016 - Nice with dark fruit flavors. The mouthfeel was a little tannic and high acid, but not so much to take away the flavors. Good finish

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Josh Raynolds
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  • By Antonio Galloni
    California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 95 points

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Denner
  • Varietal Syrah Blend
  • Designation The Dirt Worshipper
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 578 (61%)
  • Consumed 362 (38%)

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