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2018 Ditch Digger™

2018 Ditch Digger™

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$80.00
 
SKU: 20186
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$960.00
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45% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah, 5% Cinsaut, 5% Counoise, 5% Graciano

Highly perfumed and brightly pitched, the 2018 Ditch Digger serves up black raspberry, potpourri, tamarind and chaparral aromas. The palate is packed with flavors of boysenberry, smoked paprika, nutmeg and cardamom. The impressively long finish is framed by supple and slow building tannins. Open this up a few hours before enjoying.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Paso Robles
Acid
5.6 g/l
pH
3.74
Aging
Aged for 20 months in 85% used 500L and 600L barrels, and 15% concrete tank.
Fermentation
7-day cold soak with twice daily pump-overs. 10-day native fermentation with a mix of delestages and pump-overs for cap management. 17-day total maceration. Fermented 31% whole cluster.
Bottling Date
May 12th, 2020. Bottled unfined and unfiltered
Alcohol %
14.6

Cooperage and Élevage

Aging
Aged for 20 months in 85% used 500L and 600L barrels, and 15% concrete tank.

Fermentation

Fermentation
7-day cold soak with twice daily pump-overs. 10-day native fermentation with a mix of delestages and pump-overs for cap management. 17-day total maceration. Fermented 31% whole cluster.

Vineyard Notes

Vineyard Notes
100% Estate – Willow Creek District, Paso Robles.

Case Production

Production Notes
1036 cases produced.

Suggested Drinking Window

Production
2021-2030

Awards

Awards
Wine Advocate: 95 | Vinous: 95 | Wine Enthusiast: 95 | Vinepair: 94

Past Vintages