Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2003 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Goldridge Vineyard – Bottle Notes

2003 Dehlinger Goldridge Pinot Noir

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 in their growth.

The wine is ruby red in color. Aromas of cranberry and strawberry leap from the glass. Spice, underbrush, forest floor, cinnamon, brown sugar, pomegranate and red fruits on the palate. Great mouthfeel and texture. Tremendous finish. This bottle is still exquisite at ten years of age. Drink over the next 1-2 years. $48 at the winery.

My rating: 93 points.

Dehlinger Winery has a great reputation among wine connoisseurs. Wine writers have consistently given strong reviews 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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