In 1996, with forty years of winemaking experience, Jim and Mary Dierberg?s dream of producing wines worthy of their 250 year plan became a reality. After a long search through France and Napa, while learning the craft and making wine in the mid-west, they discovered the potential of Santa Barbara?s cool coastal valleys. The family planted two estates -first their namesake Dierberg Vineyard and later Drum Canyon Vineyard ? both under their DIERBERG label. These estates, along with the family?s iconic warm climate site Star Lane Vineyard, culminated in a trio of peerless properties in Santa Barbara County.
This entry-level bottling by the Dierberg team is a great deal?one of the few Central Coast Pinot Noirs under $25 that tastes right. Herbal aromas of marjoram, thyme, bay leaf and juniper float atop red-cherry scents. The palate adds soft pomegranate and eucalyptus to the equation.