Dehlinger Winery is located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County and was founded in 1975 by Tom and Carole Dehlinger. Eva Dehlinger took over winemaking duties in 2007. Known for their Pinot Noir, Dehlinger also makes Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Goldridge Vineyard Pinot Noir is sourced from sections of the Estate Vineyard where the vines are planted on deeper soils causing the vines to be more vigorous.
The wine is a light rust in color. Almost translucent. Aromas of baking spice and bing cherries elevate from the glass. Cherries, strawberry, red current, spice, tea, soy sauce and a hint of cinnamon on the palate. Dehlinger is all about beautiful texture and mouthfeel, and this wine has it in spades. Light acidity and soft tannins. Drink over the next 1-2 years.
My rating: 93 points.
Dehlinger Winery has a great reputation among wine connoisseurs. Wine writers have consistently given strong reviews all the while praising the winery for its uniqueness, quality, consistency and value. About 75% of their wine is sold via the mailing list. Amazing wines that are well worth the search.
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