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Denner Vineyards Dirt Worshipper 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply MARVELOUS!!!

Producer/Winery: Denner Vineyards; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Syrah blend – 95% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 2% Viognier.

Geographic Appellation: Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $64.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Grilled tri-tip, mashed potatoes and garden salad.

Tasting:

    Opened and decanted one hour before drinking. Opaque, inky dark purple color with a light purple rim. Blackberry, plum and wet wood aromas with hints of sweet spice. Profound, smooth, full-body with fantastic depth and 200 grit texture. Powerful plum and dense dark fruit flavors, dry, VERY well balanced fresh acidity and silky, silky, silky, but chalky, mouth-puckering tannins that all continue through a long peppery finish and ends with glimmers of licorice. WOW, a very Rhone-like Syrah. If this is “the new California” Syrah…we’re all in, it’s fantastic!!! A hand-and-glove pairing with the tri-tip and stellar sipping without food after the dinner. A little bit of the Rhone Valley and a little bit of sunny California…winemaker Anthony Yount gets bonus points for this marriage. Simply MARVELOUS!!! This wine reminds me of racing through a very fast corner in a Lotus Seven…the awesome balance sets the stage and makes the heart beat faster while drinking in the whole experience sets the excitement level to a height that’s better than sex!!!

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Photo from McPrice Myers.

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See also: Our reviews of other Denner Vineyards wines.

Alcohol Content: 15%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: NA