This deep, earthy Pinot was aged in 75% new french oak. On the nose it presented clean red fruit, cranberries and tart wild cherries. Deeper, sweeter red fruits appeared on the attack, with significant depth on the mid-palate, earthy, offering marjoram and a strong sense of terroir. Serve this with richly sauced poultry or lean meat.

WHO Dierberg Vineyards
WHAT Pinot Noir
WHERE California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
WHEN 2006
HOW MUCH $42


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