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2005 Dierberg Pinot Noir Estate

  • 92 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir

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SKU: 137340-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($42) Deep red. Bitter cherry and raspberry aromas display a medicinal concentration, with a good lashing of oak spice. Ripe cherry and red berries on the palate, taking a sweet turn on the close. I'm impressed by the depth and sweetness but would have liked just a bit more vivacity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Beautifully crafted, rich, intense and elegant, with a stylish mix of earthy raspberry, wild berry and blackberry fruit that's complex and concentrated, offering depth and length.
    Author: James Laube
  • Burghound | Rating: 88

    Here the nose is even riper with notes of mocha and cola that accompany the red and blue fruit aromas that dissolve into round and very rich flavors that offer impressive volume and fine concentration on the sweet and mouth coating finish where there is relatively little undue warmth. The sap buffers the majority of the structure and while this could be approached now, I would give it a year or two in the cellar.
    Author: Allen Meadows
    Issue: 4th Quarter, 2007
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: storms38
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Dan McD
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: GiantDolphan
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Definitely new world...a syrah imposter if you will...but non the less offers enormous drinking pleasure.
    Author: MJM
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RJL
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Fruit forward, extracted and concentrated fruit (strawberry, raspberry, red currant). Not a restrained style of pinot noir. Very little expression of earth, tabacco, roses, etc. that one might expect from some SB pinots.
    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: AJFox
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Great nose and good balance with subtle fruit and nice acidity (for Cal wine). This wine grows on you and keeps getting better in the glass. Round, rich and supple....good value and in a great year. Will last a few more years but drinking well now
    Drink Dates: 2008-2012
    Author: DrinkBeHappy
  • Self | Rating: 88

    I agree that this wine while good is not great. Too syrupy, too much like Cali cab, without the complexity to sustain this degree density.
    Author: Joshua Kates
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Pretty big pinot, oaky at first but then blew off revealing extracted fruits. Somewhat one dimensional and not at the same level as other SRH pinots.
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Very fruit forward and New World in style. A bit too big for me but evened out after about an hour. This could actually wait a year or two
    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Very good pinot with depth and complexity. I drank it over three days and it remained vibrant and delicious. Used it for cooking at the end, and hated to pour it in the pan. Really surprisingly good.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2010
    Author: Jeffrey M989
The Dierberg Vineyard is located off the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the southern end of the Santa Maria Valley. The land features a variety of hillside slopes, sandy loam soils and western exposures, ideally suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With Nicholas DeLuca as head winemaker, and David Ramey of Ramey Wine Cellars Dierberg has been able to produce some fantastic recent vintages. Black cherry, violet and cola spill onto the palate from the Pinot Noir while the Chardonnay possesses dense notes of butterscotch, tropical fruit, and citrus and a long, smooth finish.

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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1868 bottles owned
  • 251 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 251 collectors)