Dierke’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. Site-driven, influenced by the clonal dance of Mt Eden and 828, the 2014 Dierke Pinot Noir is a bold Sonoma Coast expression. A later ripening site, the Dierke Pinot Noir enjoys extended hang time, and along this vein, in 2014 we chose to give this vintage a full year of bottle age prior to releasing.
The 2014 Radio-Coteau Dierke Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is highly structured and continues to develop over time in the glass. A first take will reveal ripe and fresh red fruits - red cherry and fresh strawberry. A second nose will bring forth beets freshly pulled from the earth, rhubarb, and fennel. What’s true on the nose remains true on the palate as further spice elements of clove and baking spices wind their way around earthier elements of redwood forest. The 2014 Dierke Pinot Noir drinks medium to full bodied and is well structured with a vibrant core and refined tannin. As a result the texture of the wine remains supple despite the depth of body.
New Release Spring 2017