2018 Dierberg Pinot Noir, Drum Canyon Vineyard, SRH
This is the kind of wine that - if one is self-conscious - might make you feel bad as a winemaker. It's so good with so little done to it. Sure, we include some stems (about 20%), but otherwise, the quality of the fruit does all the work. Dark fruits with spice, which is almost like fennel, and earthy notes drive these youthful aromatics. I love the structure that wraps itself around the very finesse-driven weight and mid-palate. The wine has a sneaky length and should last for some time.