Winemaker Anthony Yount "cut his teeth" in the wine industry at Denner, working as cellar rat for two vintages. Later, he moved up the road to become Cellar Master at Villa Creek, where he continued to work with Denner fruit. Coming full circle, Anthony returned to Denner as Winemaker in 2009. The 108 acres under vine are comprised of 19 different varieties in 26 unique blocks. Each block is farmed with painstaking attention to detail, allowing only for the best possible grapes to reach the winery. Vineyard manager Aron Nevarez is committed to environmentally friendly farming practices, using only sustainable inputs and minimal irrigation.
A blend of 40% Roussanne, 20% Vermentino, 15% Grenache Blanc, 15% Marsanne, 5% Picpoul, and 5% Clairette Blanche, the 2019 Theresa is a wine of great purity, showcasing lemon curd, flint, honeydew melon, and kiwi aromas. The palate is full of butterscotch, toasted brioche, yuzu and mint flavors that evolve into a round, yet incredibly precise finish. Pair it with white fish or freshly shucked oysters.