Monday, June 8, 2009

Dierberg Pinot Noir 2005

Wanting a little nostalgic reflection on California I pulled out this Santa Maria Valley pinot from Dierberg, who I visited back in March. The 2005 vintage is showing well right now.

The nose had mostly strawberry and licorice, with noticeable alcohol hinting at a slight imbalance. The palate, however, was well structured with its leafy edge to the dominant cherry and strawberry fruit alongside a hint of cola. This was rich, bold, and had a smooth finish with an elegant structure. In the end, though, this is overpriced in the Canadian market.

Very Good+
$70 at Steamworks Liquor Store

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