Dierberg Estate Grown Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2011

$44

A fantastic boutique Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara wine country. Limited. 92 Points Robert Parker:  "Also absolutely gorgeous, the Pinot Noir is an off-the-hook effort that boasts stunning purity of fruit, a rich, full mid-palate and seamless overall integration and balance. Ripe and layered, with spice, barnyard, leather and crushed flowers, it hits the palate with a medium to full-bodied texture that carries ripe tannin, clean acidity and superb length. While there’s good complexity here, it’s all about pure Pinot Noir fruit. It should evolve gracefully on its balance and overall harmony. Drink now-2020.

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Ratings on Delectable

Steve Bachmann Delectable Pro

Have always like this wine which continues to have a low profile. Sleeper.

Have always like this wine which continues to have a low profile. Sleeper.

9.2

Cathy Corison Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

Tasty. Reined in.

Tasty. Reined in.

9.1

Charles Duncan

Gift from Mari & Tom for dinner at our house. LJB liked it and said “most Pinot Noirs don’t do much for me.”

Gift from Mari & Tom for dinner at our house. LJB liked it and said “most Pinot Noirs don’t do much for me.”

8.9

Martin Mills

Benefits from breathing, or in my case leaving the cork in an open bottle overnight. Rather rich with black and red fruit, nicely in balance once the initial blast of oak passes. Impressive

Benefits from breathing, or in my case leaving the cork in an open bottle overnight. Rather rich with black and red fruit, nicely in balance once the initial blast of oak passes. Impressive

9.0

Rob Taylor

2011 - Light, tasty, hint of earth, and not too fruity. Reliable..but not a good value at $44. At $20-25, this would be a go-to reliable Pinot. At this cost, it can't compete with the likes of Foxen's options.

2011 - Light, tasty, hint of earth, and not too fruity. Reliable..but not a good value at $44. At $20-25, this would be a go-to reliable Pinot. At this cost, it can't compete with the likes of Foxen's options.

8.5

Nose Reiko

Powerful , fruity !

Powerful , fruity !

9.4

Jeff D Delectable Pro

Brooding, dark fruit, earthy and spicy

Brooding, dark fruit, earthy and spicy

8.8

Chris Carabell

30% new oak for 10 months. Bigger mouth feel. Pairs better with food. Fruitier and easier to drink than drum canyon from same winery. Fuller tannins.

30% new oak for 10 months. Bigger mouth feel. Pairs better with food. Fruitier and easier to drink than drum canyon from same winery. Fuller tannins.

8.6

Kapyrick Wine

Briight cherry and pomegranate , flavors a bit light for the price, but very nice well made wine.

Briight cherry and pomegranate , flavors a bit light for the price, but very nice well made wine.

8.6

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