April 28, 2006
VINFOLIO REVIEW, Doug Wilder, April 28,2006 2003 Dyer -Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; Vinfolio rating: 92 points. Bill and Dawnine Dyer previewed this wine at Premiere Napa Valley last year, and I thought it was one of the best there. Now, one year later, the wine is released, and it shows beautifully. It is their first departure from the tiny estate vineyard they own on Diamond Mountain. The quality is every bit the equal of their most recently released estate bottling. Full bodied structure with nice focus, plump cherry, dusty tannins in the nose. Elegant and focused on the palate. Drink: 2006-2010.
For quite awhile, now, we’ve been meaning to review all the vintages of Dyer Vineyards Cabernet – we’re amazed to realize there are fifteen vintages now (seventeen if you count the two in barrels!) But, we just hadn’t gotten to it.
In a recent moment of serendipity...