Bottle Notes, Syrah

2003 Dehlinger Estate Syrah – Bottle Notes

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 grapes for Dehlinger Wines are primarily grown on the Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The initial vines were planted in 1975 and followed by subsequent plantings through 1989.

The wine is a gorgeous violet in color. 14.6% ABV. Great nose of mint, flowers, anise and red fruits. Bacon, game, cherries, vanilla and baking spice on the palate. Lush and creamy. Medium acidity. Delicious wine. Drink over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 91 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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