Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013
2013 was an early vintage with fruit ripening. As a result we anticipated ripe, dark fruit qualities and some mitigation of classic earthy tones from Dierberg Vineyard. We utilized stem inclusion to a degree not seen from Dierberg to date. These stems compliment dark fruit tones with hints of savory spice and earthy tones. Additionally they add structure to what is a richer vintage. Given the added depth we significantly reduced our new oak to ensure the sweet structure from oak was in line with the early vintage.
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
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.