Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013


SKU 02118


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.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Brand Dierberg
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
  • ws88

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.

James Laube, 2015