The 2017 is beautiful with tons of personality. Unique to the rest of the Dierberg Vineyard, Block 5 sits perched on a mesa above the south bank of the Santa Maria River on clay loam soils. Characterized by notes of cranberry, pomegranate, blood orange and forest floor, Block 5 is wonderfully complete with great structure and a long, juicy finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - RP94
Pale to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Dierberg Vineyard Block 5 opens with scents of rhubarb, raspberry, red berries and blueberries with herbs, tobacco leaf, orange peel, cinnamon stick and amaro. The palate is light to medium-bodied, silky and intense with gently chalky tannins and integrated freshness, finishing long and layered. Rating : 94+