Dierberg Pinot Noir 2013
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
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.
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.