2016 Dierberg 'Drum Canyon Vineyard' Pinot Noir
Dierberg's Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot has consistently earned top praise from the critics, with the last four vintages each earning multiple 90+ Point ratings. But we’ve got to say that the 2016 may just be the best vintage yet, exuding unmatched depth and complexity. This gorgeous wine is brimming with perfumed aromas of rose petal, red plum, crushed berries, and dried herbs, all of which are accented on the palate by notes of exotic spice, earth, and smoke. It captures all the subtle nuances of terroir-driven Pinot Noir, and with a mere 1700 cases produced, this hard-to-find offering is a must-have for any wine aficionado.
“From a site in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2016 Pinot Noir Drum Canyon Vineyard saw the standard 75% destemming and 10 months in 25% new French oak. It's similarly ruby/purple-hued and offers a feminine perfume of sweet strawberry and raspberry fruits intermixed with spring flowers, underbrush, and subtly salty, marine-like nuances. Rounded, supple, and elegant on the palate, it's already drinking beautifully yet is going to keep for at least 7-8 years.” – 93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points, Wine Advocate