JDDierke’s Organically certified hillside vineyard is nestled just off Bodega Highway within a diverse habitat of fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and beneficial plants. Notoriously exuberant and powerful, like the grower himself, the Dierke vineyard teems with life every season. In addition to a 16-month levage, we chose to further bottle age the 2013 Dierke Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 12 months before releasing, allowing tannin evolution, bouquet opening, and essentially granting this magnificent masculine creature time to soften and integrate. This vintage displays great potential and will cellar 10+ years.

An opulent ruby core foreshadows fruit character that begins with brandied cherry, ripe strawberry, and succulent black plum. Hints of clove and toast add further spice and complexity to this rich wine while rounding out its mouthfeel. Elements of forest floor and cola drive the earthier elements of this wine.

TO BE RELEASED: Spring 2016

 


GROWER:

John Dierke
APPELLATION:
Sonoma Coast
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION:
Western Sebastopol
VARIETAL:
Pinot Noir
SELECTION:
Mt. Eden, 828
VINEYARD AGE:
Planted in 2006
SOIL TYPE:
Goldridge
HARVEST DATE:
August 1st– 7th
UNFINED AND UNFILTERED

 
 
VINOUS MEDIA, January 2015
(94-96 points) *barrel sample*
“The 2013 Pinot Noir Dierke is distringuished by its precision and mineral-driven cut. In 2013, the Dierke speaks to nuance and structure above all else. Lavender, mint, violets and blueberries add depth on the crystalline, pure finish. In my view, this is the most compelling and complete of the Radio-Coteau Pinots. Readers who can find the Dierke are in for a treat.” — Antonio Galloni
 

 
© 2016 Radio-Coteau Customer Service