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2021 Dierberg Pinot Noir

2021 Dierberg Pinot Noir

A worthy expression of the esteemed Dierberg Drum Canyon Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills




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About the Wine

The grapes for this wine come exclusively from the Dierberg Vineyard located near the northeastern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. From this hillside vineyard, we’ve observed that both the cluster and berry size are quite small due to the challenging growing environment and low-fertility soils. The result is a wine of unique character with a true sense of place, the Santa Rita Hills.

Tasting Notes

Varietal Composition

  • % Pinot Noir




Pale ruby with fuchsia highlights and moderate tearing on the glass.


Aromatic with plum skin, morel mushroom, black tea, and dried bergamot.


The palate is bright with tart red cherry, black raspberry, and refreshing acidity followed by dried apricot and rose petal. The rich, long, and savory finish features silky tannins alongside notes of wet earth, leather, and barrel spice.

Key Features

  • Appellation

    Sta. Rita Hills

  • Fermentation

    100% destemmed in small fermenters, punched down twice daily

  • Maturation

    Barrel-aged for 10 months in French oak (35% new)

  • Alcohol



Pan-Seared Duck Breast

The 2021 Dierberg Pinot Noir is a great wine to pair with pan-seared duck breast alongside dried cherries.

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