March 12, 2005
Doug Wilder's The Wilder Side of California, March 11, 2005 In this issue Doug publishes his top 20 picks of 2004. Included is 2001 Dyer Vineyard (95pts). He writes "With 2001, Bill and Dawnine Dyer have produced one of the best ever from their tiny 2.2 acre vineyard. A dark garnet color leads to a firmly packed nose of black olives, figs, cocoa and plum. On the palate the flavors show great intensity with complex shadings of black cherry, currant and spice. Their upcoming offering from Meteor Vineyard was one of my favorite at Premiere Napa Valley 2005."
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...