Dierberg Chardonnay 2013


SKU 00825


Aromatically someone recently described the wine as at once fully perfumed and refined. It is as if the volume of the nose is able, but the delivery of specific characters quite subtle. The texture strikes that desired chord of lush Dierberg Vineyard fruit character built on a preservation of freshness and length. The wine should deliver for some time.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Brand Dierberg
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard is a smoking white from the Santa Maria Valley that was brought up in 15% new 400-liter French oak barrels. Full, bodied, rich and beautifully textured, with lots of buttered apple, melon, spice and creamy notes, it stays crisp and clean on the finish. Drink this full-flavored, beautifully made Chardonnay over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2015
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastBright and airy on the nose, with aromas of lemon pith, ripe apple and delicate white peach, this wine is one of the first made in its entirety by Dierberg's new winemaker, Tyler Thomas. The palate offers flavors of fresh lime sprayed on cold apple slices and sprinkled with sea salt, proving tightly wound with the right amount of grip and energy.

Matt Kettmann, November 1, 2015
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorSleek and refined, with a delicate mix of white peach, nectarine, honeydew and light spicy oak, delivering an elegant, graceful wine of style and finesse. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.

James Laube, 2016