WA 93 Pts - Winemaker Notes - "Regionally unique, representing a blend of several Pinot Noir clones, all cellar decisions are intended to embrace the earthy richness and darker fruit nature of Dierberg Vineyard Pinot Noir. The result is a silky, complex wine featuring acidity, earthiness and spice. This combination of classic Pinot Noir earthy quality with the richness of California fruit is a direct result of the area’s cool lingering fog which imposes complexity by encouraging long fruit development with balanced textural profiles."
According to the Wine Advocate - "The 2012 Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard shows the darker side of Pinot with its earthy, forest floor, red and black fruit and spice aromas and flavors. Coming all from sandy loam sois and aged 18 months in 35% new oak, it’s beautifully balanced, has solid mid-palate density and a terrific finish. Enjoy it over the coming 4-6 years." 14.5% ABV.