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Dawnine Dyer
October 26, 2005 | Dawnine Dyer

Harvest at Dyer Vineyards... Finally!

Vintage 2005 - the Napa Valley experienced unseasonably warm weather in the early Spring. Temperatures of close to 80 degrees in late February and early March led to speculation of an early harvest. This was followed by a seemingly endless succession of cold rainstorms that have lasted throughout April and May and into June. It rained over 7” at Dyer Vineyard between May and the middle of June. The good news is that temperatures remained cool enough that mildew and botrytis (our two main fungal problems) did not take hold. Bloom was long and finished in the 2nd week of June. The weather remained slightly cooler than normal throughout August. Sept and October were perfect for ripening Cabernet- no heat spikes, no raisining, just perfectly even ripening. The crop was about average in the Diamond Mountain District and up about 15% in the valley. We think this may really be the vintage of the century!

Time Posted: Oct 26, 2005 at 1:02 PM
Dawnine Dyer
October 6, 2005 | Dawnine Dyer

St Helena Star, Oct 6, 2005. Selected Wine of the Week by Alan Goldfarb.

St Helena Star, Oct 6, 2005. Selected Wine of the Week by Alan Goldfarb. "... showing wonderful berry aromas with a hint of chocolate. It is mouth-filling, lush, plush and soft."

Time Posted: Oct 6, 2005 at 1:06 PM
Dawnine Dyer
June 1, 2005 | Dawnine Dyer

Wine News, June/July 2005

Wine News, June/July 2005. Steve Pitcher writes the definitive article on the Diamond Mountain District. The whole article is great... about us he says "the winemaking Dyers, Dawnine and Bill, may be the most famous couple on Diamond Mountain". Read on! Mining Jewels on Diamond Mountain When rating the wines, Wine News reviewed the upcoming 2002 (to be released in September 05). "Dyer, 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, DMD - $TBD [$75]: Brambly, ripe blackberry-red cherry aromas with notes of anise and dark chocolate. Full and rich in the mouth with muscular, yet supple tannins and lively flavors of red berry and cassis; long finish. Score: 91"

Time Posted: Jun 1, 2005 at 1:13 PM
Dawnine Dyer
June 1, 2005 | Dawnine Dyer

Food and Wine Magazine, June 2005

Food and Wine Magazine, June 2005. Laurie Daniels writes about "The Best of Napa" with a focus on the best known of the AVAs. About Diamond Mountain she says "Diamond Mountain District is best known for its big structured Cabernets.... Dyer Vineyard turns out a full-bodied Cabernet with a hint of Chocolate". For more on the AVAs of Napa Valley, including Diamond Mountain, go to Best of Napa, Food and Wine Magazine.

Time Posted: Jun 1, 2005 at 1:10 PM
Dawnine Dyer
May 17, 2005 | Dawnine Dyer

A first ever public tasting of wines from the Diamond Mountain District!

First ever public tasting of wines from the Diamond Mountain District! was held at the Butterfly Restaurant on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. 10 producers, including DYER poured wines for 300 trade and 500 consumers. It was a great sucess that it may well become an annual event.

Time Posted: May 17, 2005 at 1:17 PM
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