2016 Dierberg

2016 Dierberg "TY" Pinot Noir, Drum Canyon Vineyard, SRH

WINEMAKER NOTES: 2016 was a straightforward vintage with moderate yields and a good pace to ripening. Unlike 2015, the wines were not as obviously dense and masculine, and therefore we leaned a bit more on stem inclusion to ensure we built a structure that was supple and extended with firm tannins. All in all, we had about 25% whole cluster in the final blend. The wine was aged in 100% new French oak to add a bit of mid-palate texture before being bottled the following December


TASTING NOTES: 2016 feels like another step forward for this young vineyard. Showing the purity of 2014 but with more depth and mystery like 2015, this vintage makes its mark with a bit more fruit and less spice than we typically see with Drum Canyon. To articulate the nose is to do you a disservice; part of the pleasure of this wine is the time spent lingering with the aromatics, enjoying its various complexities. The mouthfeel and finish are pure, clean, well-structured and long. It’s a compelling wine that is easy to go back to, but has much more to reveal with time


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Pinot Noir
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