JDDierke’s Organically certified hillside vineyard is nestled just off Bodega Highway within a diverse habitat of fruit trees, vegetable gardens, and beneficial plants. Notoriously exuberant and powerful, like the grower himself, the Dierke vineyard teems with life every season. Site-driven, influenced by the clonal dance of Mt Eden and 828, the 2014 Dierke Pinot Noir is a bold Sonoma Coast expression. A later ripening site, the Dierke Pinot Noir enjoys extended hang time, and along this vein, in 2014 we chose to give this vintage a full year of bottle age prior to releasing.

The 2014 Radio-Coteau Dierke Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is highly structured and continues to develop over time in the glass. A first take will reveal ripe and fresh red fruits - red cherry and fresh strawberry. A second nose will bring forth beets freshly pulled from the earth, rhubarb, and fennel. What’s true on the nose remains true on the palate as further spice elements of clove and baking spices wind their way around earthier elements of redwood forest. The 2014 Dierke Pinot Noir drinks medium to full bodied and is well structured with a vibrant core and refined tannin. As a result the texture of the wine remains supple despite the depth of body.

Spring 2017 Release



John Dierke
Sonoma Coast
Western Sebastopol
Pinot Noir
Mt. Eden, 828
Planted in 2006
September 1st– 7th


WINE & SPIRITS, August 2017
93 points
“From a small, organically farmed vineyard tucked into the hills west of Sebastopol, this is a spicy, vibrant coastal pinot noir with a cool, fog-driven aroma and texture to match—silky, yet firm and earthen. It's full of flavor and feels pretty effortless, ready to drink with roast duck or settle in for a five-year nap in the cellar.”— Luke Sykora

VINOUS MEDIA, February 2016
(91-94) points
“The 2014 Pinot Noir Dierke opens with striking aromatics. One of the more tightly wound wines in this lineup, the Dierke is beautifully chiseled and nuanced throughout. Sweet floral and spice notes add nuance to the dark-fleshed fruit, but the Dierke is not at all fully formed yet. Still, it is alluring and loaded with pedigree.”— Antonio Galloni

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