Denner Theresa Rousanne 2005

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Denner Vineyards, an up-and-coming winery on the west side of Paso Robles, was established in the late 1990s by Ron and Marilyn Denner. Most of the fruit from their beautiful, rolling vineyard is sold to other small producers - including Saxum, Linne Calodo and Villa Creek - but they keep some for their own label, which focuses on Rhone-style wines and Zinfandel. Their son Brian is the winemaker. A highlight of the lineup is this white Rhone-style blend - 70 percent Roussanne and 30 percent Viognier - named for Marilyn Denners mother. <br/><br/>The wine is fresh yet rich, with bright citrus nuances and a hint of wet stone accenting fleshy white peach and fig flavors. The 2005 vintage was the first one produced in the Denners state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery. Thirty percent of this wine was fermented in new French 500-liter puncheons and, to preserve the freshness and minerality, only about half of the blend went through malolactic fermentation. Denner Vineyards produces only about 3,500 cases a year, including 375 cases of the Theresa, so the wine may be hard to find, but its well worth the search.<br/><br/><strong>Winery</strong>: Denner Vineyards & Winery<br/><strong>Vintage</strong>: 2005<br/><strong>Wine</strong>: Theresa<br/><strong>Appellation</strong>: Paso Robles<br/><strong>Grapes:</strong> Roussanne (70%), Viognier (30%)<br/><br/><br/>

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Denner Vineyards & Winery:
The finest wines are made in the vineyard by producing premium quality fruit that expresses the site's unique terroir. Denner Vineyard practices artisanal winemaking to handcraft ultra-premium wines from the hillsides of Westside Paso Robles. The Denners' commitment to creating a vineyard that produces exceptional wines is undeniable. They've exercised painstaking attention to qu... Read more
The finest wines are made in the vineyard by producing premium quality fruit that expresses the site's unique terroir. Denner Vineyard practices artisanal winemaking to handcraft ultra-premium wines from the hillsides of Westside Paso Robles. The Denners' commitment to creating a vineyard that produces exceptional wines is undeniable. They've exercised painstaking attention to quality at every level -- vineyard layout and management, production levels, winemaking, architecture, landscaping and facility designs -- every piece is now in place. Read less

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Source: The Wine Closet
07/28/2010

Denner Vineyards, an up-and-coming winery on the west side of Paso Robles, was established in the late 1990s by Ron and Marilyn Denner. Most of the fruit from their beautiful, rolling vineyard is sold to other small producers - including Saxum, Linne Calodo and Villa Creek - but they keep some for their own label, which focuses on Rhone-style wines and Zinfandel. Their son Brian is the winemaker. A highlight of the lineup is this white Rhone-style blend - 70 percent Roussanne and 30 percent Viognier - named for Marilyn Denners mother. The wine is fresh yet rich, with bright citrus nuances and a hint of wet stone accenting fleshy white peach and fig flavors. The 2005 vintage was the first one produced in the Denners state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery. Thirty percent of this wine was fermented in new French 500-liter puncheons and, to preserve the freshness and minerality, only about half of the blend went through malolactic fermentation. Denner Vineyards produces only about 3,500 cases a year, including 375 cases of the Theresa, so the wine may be hard to find, but its well worth the search. Winery : Denner Vineyards & Winery Vintage : 2005 Wine : Theresa Appellation : Paso Robles Grapes: Roussanne (70%), Viognier (30%)



Denner Vineyards, an up-and-coming winery on the west side of Paso Robles, was established in the late 1990s by Ron and Marilyn Denner. Most of the fruit from their beautiful, rolling vineyard is sold to other small producers - including Saxum, Linne Calodo and Villa Creek - but they keep some for their own label, which focuses on Rhone-style wines and Zinfandel. Their son Brian is the winemaker. A highlight of the lineup is this white Rhone-style blend - 70 percent Roussanne and 30 percent Viognier - named for Marilyn Denners mother. <br/><br/>The wine is fresh yet rich, with bright citrus nuances and a hint of wet stone accenting fleshy white peach and fig flavors. The 2005 vintage was the first one produced in the Denners state-of-the-art gravity-flow winery. Thirty percent of this wine was fermented in new French 500-liter puncheons and, to preserve the freshness and minerality, only about half of the blend went through malolactic fermentation. Denner Vineyards produces only about 3,500 cases a year, including 375 cases of the Theresa, so the wine may be hard to find, but its well worth the search.<br/><br/><strong>Winery</strong>: Denner Vineyards & Winery<br/><strong>Vintage</strong>: 2005<br/><strong>Wine</strong>: Theresa<br/><strong>Appellation</strong>: Paso Robles<br/><strong>Grapes:</strong> Roussanne (70%), Viognier (30%)<br/><br/><br/>

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