JDDierke’s Organically certified hillside vineyard is nestled just off Bodega Highway within a diverse habitat of fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and beneficial plants. Continuing to evolve in both vineyard and bottle, the 2011 Dierke Pinot Noir is a vibrant wine. As the vines become more established, the muscular tannin profile is balanced by a gentle cellar hand and watchful eyes. Clone 828 continues the co-fermentation dance with the whimsical Mt. Eden, and together they emulate a unified sense of place, while maintaining their unique identities.

Dense garnet in color with hues of violet and fantastic brilliance, the 2011 Dierke has a bold presence. The aromatics are full of dark plums and boysenberry preserves. An appreciated floral note of candied violets leads to the rich entry. The sensation of juicy blackberries fills the mouth with a noticeable weight and transitions to a firm brush of refined tannin. Tight-grained French oak enhances the lengthy finish with lingering notes of cocoa nibs and spice. A wine to cellar and patience will be rewarded.

*no longer available*
The 2012 vintage wil be released in Fall 2014



John Dierke
Sonoma Coast
Western Sebastopol
Pinot Noir
Mt. Eden, 828
Planted in 2006
October 2nd
BURGHOUND, 4th Quarter, 2013, Issue 52
91 points
“An ultra-pure and cool nose of rose petal, black cherry liqueur and a wide range of spice elements leads to tension-filled, intense and mouth coating medium weight flavors that brim with tannin-buffering dry extract, all wrapped in an impressively long, dusty and youthfully austere finish. Excellent quality here.” —Allen Meadows

April 2013
(91–93) points
“A big, substantial wine, the 2011 Pinot Noir Dierke impresses for its sheer heft and poise. Rich, intense and layered, today the Dierke comes across as an infant. The aromas and flavors remain quite undeveloped at this stage. It will be interesting to see where the Dierke goes over the next year. Today it is all about primary fruit, intensity and pure energy. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2023.” — Antonio Galloni

May/June 2013
92 points
“Deep red. Heady aromas of dark berries, incense and potpourri. Sweet black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors show impressive energy and focus, with a sexy rose pastille nuance emerging with air. The floral note builds on the very long, juicy finish, which is nicely framed by gentle, fully absorbed tannins. ” — Josh Raynolds



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