Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2004 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Goldridge Vineyard – Bottle Notes

2004 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard 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.

Brick red throughout. 14.9% ABV. Intense aromas of candied cherries and spice. Strawberries, baking spice, clove, cherries, rhubarb and citrus on the palate. There is just a touch of VA (volatile acidity) on the wine which I don’t remember from previous bottles. The finish is extremely long and spicy. I have a few more bottles in the cellar and will likely wait at least a year or so before I revisit this wine.

My rating: 90 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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