February 2011 | (91-94) points

“With even higher potential, the 2009 Pinot Noir Dierke comes from the Mt. Eden clone as well as Dijon clone 828. Still on its lees, this is a limited production (100 cases) cuvee with lots of forest floor, black raspberry and blue fruit notes. Once past the terrific aromatics, it is a medium to full-bodied, beautifully fruited wine with impressive purity and texture as well as a Vosne-Romanee-like personality. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years.”

–Robert M. Parker, Jr.
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