Dierberg Chardonnay 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Dierberg Chardonnay 2016
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Dierberg Chardonnay 2016

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Category White Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Brand Dierberg
Alcohol/vol 13.2%
This is Dierberg Vineyard classic. For those familiar with the vineyard's Chardonnay, there will be plenty to like in this wine. Its purity of fruit is deep but quiet, leaning on stone fruit and citrus expressions with only a hint of tropical notes in the background. The palate has a wonderful broad feel that connotes California, but never strays away from its backbone of refreshing acidity.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

The fascinating nose of this bottling is driven by wet stone, yet it also touches on orange rinds, fresh chives, lemongrass balm and a nearly basil-like aromatic without the green spice. It's lively on the palate with flint and crushed stone, showing very fresh and acid-driven flavors of lemon and ash, riding a firm tension through the sip.

Matt Kettmann, July 1, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard (10 months in 30% new French oak) reveals a lighter gold color as well as a terrific bouquet of white currants and orchard fruits, brioche, spice, and hints of toasted bread. With medium body, a rounded, nicely textured style, good balance, and a great finish, drink it over the coming 4-6 years.

October 31, 2019
  • v91

The 2016 Chardonnay Dierberg Vineyard is rich, ample and super-expressive. Lemon confit, pineapple, lime and tropical notes infuse this lush Chardonnay with plenty of character. Supple, open-knit and inviting, the 2017 is best enjoyed over the next handful of years.

Antonio Galloni, September 2019
Wine Spectator
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Focused and fresh-tasting, with lemon-lime notes to the fresh-cut apple, tangerine and ripe citrus flavors. Dried green herb and spice details show on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 3,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, July 31, 2019