2021 Ditch Digger

2021 Ditch Digger

33% Grenache, 32% Mourvedre, 22% Syrah, 5% Cinsaut, 4% Counoise, 2% Tannat, 2% Carignan

The 2021 Ditch Digger opens with a bouquet of boysenberry, petrichor, salvia, and just a touch of Garam Masala. Dense layers of raspberry, pomegranate, coriander, and Hungarian paprika melt into supple tannins. A striking mineral note drives the lingering finish all the way across the palate.

Decanter: 94 | Wine Advocate: 96

WINE SPECS

Vintage: 2021

Varietal: 33% Grenache, 32% Mourvedre, 22% Syrah, 5% Cinsaut, 4% Counoise, 2% Tannat, 2% Carignan

Appellation: Paso Robles

Acid: 6.8 g/l

pH: 3.66

Bottling Date: 5/4/23. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Alcohol %:  14.6

Cooperage & Elevation: Aged for 20 months in 50% used 500L puncheons, 30% used 225L barrels, and 20% Concrete tank

Fermentation: 5-day cold soak with twice daily pump-overs. 12-day native fermentation with a mix of delestages and pump-overs for cap management. 17-day total maceration. Fermented 35% whole cluster

Case Production: 1436

Vineyard Notes: Denner Willow Creek

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