Planted in 1999, Denner Vineyard is located against the Santa Lucia Range, giving the site great diversity of elevation, aspect and soil. The estate is nestled into the Templeton Gap, an East/West corridor where the marine layer can reach the inland valleys. We source from two of the oldest Mourvedre blocks on the estate; the blocks are right next to each other with one facing southeast and the other due north. The north exposure has cool climate aromatics and flavors of olive brine, dark fruit and tilled soil whereas the southeast exposure has more generous fruit as well as very pronounced spice reminiscent of cardamom and sandalwood. This microclimate creates wines that are very deep in color with balanced richness and pronounced acidity.
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