Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe winery's estate release Pinot Noir, and a terrific wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Estate comes from the Dierberg Vineyard and saw 20% stems and aging in 25% new French oak. It's classic Pinot all the way and has an incredibly silky, seamless texture, textbook and perfumed aromatics (rose petal, sweet black cherries), and a balanced, harmonious feel that keeps you coming back to the glass. I'm a fan. While great now, it will continue drinking nicely for another 5-6 years.
Wine Spectator Dusty berry, dried herb, cedar and anise flavors slowly build along with the firm tannins. Well-contained and balanced, clean and persistent. Drink now through 2020. 2,900 cases made.