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Denner Vineyards Theresa 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It was a showstopper with extraordinary spunky tastes and mouthfeel.

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

Grape Variety: White Rhone Blend – 40% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Marsanne, 15% Picpoul and 10% Vermentino.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $45.00

Purchased From: Denner Vineyards tasting room; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Chicken stir fry

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color with a tiny amount of green tint. Interesting aromas including ripe melon, apricot, pineapple, sweet spices and lemon. Velvety smooth, dense, dusty, with a slightly creamy and oily mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 150-grit texture. A huge potpourri of flavors: ripe apple, melon, tart quince, apricot, white pepper and hints of honey. An abundance of bright, we’ll balanced acidity and a long bitter apple and apricot tasting finish that goes on and on with a VERY, VERY long bitter aftertaste. Well, all the rich fruit tastes in juxtaposition with the striking bitterness is both appealing and repugnant; however in the end we were both positive about the tastes. It’s also a big and bold California wine and were not used to this stouthearted character in Rhone white wine. With all that said we thought it was a showstopper with extraordinary spunky tastes and mouthfeel.

Denner vineyard in the fall
Photo from Denner Vineyards.

Comments: Learn more about Denner Vineyards and their wines.

See also: Our reviews of other Denner Vineyards wines.

Alcohol Content: 14.1%

Closure: Aluminium covered 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.