#49 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
In keeping with the traditional Dierberg style, the 2005 Pinot Noir is an immense wine, yet one that retains great balance, nerve and elegance. Dark raspberry and wild blackberry notes are accented by the characteristic "sauvage" note of our special terroir. Flavors lean towards the fresh raspberry end of the spectrum, with sexy mocha and complex forest floor nuances. As always, our Dierberg Pinot Noir features surprising grip and structure for such a ripe wine. Enjoy it now for its wild fruit and explosiveness or cellar for several years to
bring out the subtle complexites lurking just below its surface.
"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." –
The Wine Spectator