We scored big on this one. A restaurant only, limited allocation of the ‘Dierke’. An organically certified hillside vineyard nestled just off Bodega Highway that produces notoriously exuberant and powerful Pinot. Bold dark notes of succulent blackberry, ripe black cherry, and crushed cassis. Intriguing floral hints of dried lavender and violets lend a delicate touch to the mid palate, interwoven with warm spice elements of nutmeg and clove. A must have for Pinot lovers.
There are 200 cases of the 2016 Pinot Noir Dierke which comes from a site on the Sonoma Coast and saw 10% stems and one-third new oak. It has a beautiful forest floor and pine needle character as well as ripe raspberries, cherry, and passion fruit tones. Medium-bodied, silky, and incredibly elegant, with sweet tannins, it's another ballerina wine from this team that shines for its grace and complexity.