To read individual tasting notes and scores on Denner Vineyards wines, click here.
Denner Vineyards recently hosted Jeb Dunnuck from Wine Advocate for a tasting through of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 (barrel samples) vintages. Jeb's overall view of the tastings:
This was a beautiful lineup of wines by winemaker Anthony Yount and I continue to be impressed with the wines of this estate. Located on the western edge of Paso Robles, the wines possess individual, unique characters that show not only Paso fruit, but balance and restraint. They’re highly recommended.
To read Jeb's tasting notes and scores on Denner Vineyards individual wines, click here.
"Anthony Yount is without question one of the most thoughtful and introspective winemakers in Paso Robles. Young is among those trying to add dimensions of finesse to his wines, and he is succeeding big time. This is a fabulous set of 2011s, but it’s just the start for a winemaker who has a brilliant career ahead of him. Denner is one of the elite estates in Paso Robles. I can't recommend these wines highly enough." - Antonio Galloni
2012 TOP 50 WINES - Rank #16
IWR Tasting Notes:
The 2010 Denner 'The Dirt Worshipper' reminds me of a mix of Northern Rhone terroir and California fruit. It offers a generous serving of dark berries, sweet plum, cherry cobbler, violets, but then you get some salty black olives and irony mineral notes. Dense and focused with plenty of depth and concentration but remains fresh from the underlying acidity and minerality. The finish is long and persistent dosing out loads of fruit. Excellent right now, but would love to see this again after a few years in bottle. Composed of 93% Syrah, 7% Viognier, aged 16 months in barriques, 60% Neutral, 30% Once Used French and Hungarian, 10% New French. Fermented 30% Whole Cluster. (Best 2014-2022) - November, 2012 (JD)
William Kissel explores why Rhone wines are so successful along the central coast. To quote he say, "What makes Rhone wines so enticing to both American winemakers and drinkers alike are the subtle flavors and nuances that enhance, rather than overwhelm, the food-pairing experience."
Photography by Rimagine
In this issue of the Rhone Report, Jed Dunnuck reviews six of our wines. To read his reviews click below.
Ron & Janis Denner would like to acknowledge Juice Media's Dina Mande and Kara Clark for their recent Addy award. They teamed with us and photographer Joseph Dominguez to create the Denner Vineyards website.
2008 The Dirt Worshipper just received Wine Spectator’s #11 spot in their highly coveted Top 100 List for 2011. This wine also received a score of 97 when reviewed by WS' James Laube in the December 2011 Insider Report. Eighteen (18) Denner wines have received 90+ points from Wine Spectator over 9 vintages with the 2008 Dirt Worshipper bringing us ever closer to Ron’s quest for the perfect 100 score.
Sunset Magazine's editors, celebrity guests, and some of the region's most talented winemakers gathered at the Sunset Western Wine Awards Gala to present Denner Vineyards with Sunset's prestigious Most Beautiful Tasting Room Award for 2011.
The event was emceed by Gary Newman, chairman of 20th Century Fox Television, and attended by celebrity chef Tyler Florence alongside Sunset editor-in-chief, Katie Tamony, and Sunset wine editor, Sara Schneider. The festivities took place in the beautifully rustic Asistencia at Santa Margarita Ranch as part of Sunset Savor the Central Coast.
Denner's Comus Center was conceived and created by Ron Denner and architect John Mitchell. Their design blends with the local vistas while providing guests with world class surroundings ...the ideal location to enjoy our critically acclaimed wines. PR Wire Article
First airing in late December 2011 - our winemaker, Anthony speaks with Krush Radio's Suzanne Schonig about Paso Wines and 2008 The Dirt Worshipper. Listen Now