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2010 Denner The Dirt Worshipper
- > California
- > Central Coast
- > Paso Robles
Community Tasting Notes 18
ClubTerry wrote: (93 points)
November 12, 2014 - Needs time to open much better in day two. Loaded with earthy minerals with chalky finish dark fruits.
mrmedoes Likes this wine: (95 points)
September 10, 2014 - I've always said I've preferred Denner's Ditch Digger, but I'm here to repent. This is KILLER syrah, just deep, inky, unabashed Paso syrah - everything that's good and so little that is bad. Black fruit, some smoked meats, some earth and a little pepper on the nose, into a silky smooth mouthfeel, but with a complexity that I struggle to describe. It'll live for ages, but with some air, you shouldn't be afraid to drink now if you're ready for the intensity. That said, I'm not sure the intensity will smooth out, but that's part of what makes this what it is.
bjamesclark wrote: (93 points)
July 28, 2014 - 3 hours in the decanter provides just barely enough time for this to start blossoming.
A thick watery rim sets the wine that is dark garnet with plum skin hues. Color holds in the thick, slow falling legs. moderate + concentration, viscosity and extraction.
On the nose aromas are quick on the attack with blackberry, plum, violets, black licorice, smoked aged red meat, tar, pepper and rosemary/camphor notes.
Full bodied on the palate with moderate + acidity, medium minus refined tannin. Exacting flavors of blackberry, violets, black licorice, bacon, strawberry pie, pepper and cinnamon spice, rosemary, smoke and red meats. The finish is balanced and refined and lingers pleasantly.
Overall a beauty...
June 14, 2014 - popped in the am, slow ox'd in the fridge until the evening. this is a deftly made wine. certainly ripe and new world, with an oak treatment to provide a plush texture, but everything was balanced and pure and focused. lots of deep black and purple fruits, with lovely concentration and meaty secondaries. I loved this today, and it will age very well. If scoring, 93-95. Wish I had more.
The Wine Write Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 26, 2014 - Popped and poured, paired with grilled burgers. Loved this wine. It's big in terms of fruit. Juicy. Smooth mouthfeel with soft tannins. Solid, delicious.
Pro Reviews 3
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Josh Raynolds
November/December 2013, Issue #171 (link)
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By Antonio Galloni
California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012) (link)
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The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 95 points
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- Vintage 2010
- Type Red
- Producer Denner
- Varietal Syrah Blend
- Designation The Dirt Worshipper
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Central Coast
- Appellation Paso Robles
- Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
- In Cellars 696 (81%)
- Consumed 166 (19%)