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2011 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Goldridge – 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, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.

Dehlinger Pinot Noir is sourced from the estate vineyards on Vine Hill Road. Goldridge is a reference to the soil type.

Ruby red in color. 14.9% ABV. Beautiful nose of red fruits, citrus, cloves and minerals. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Elegant and classy. Cranberry, cherry, earth and mushrooms on the palate. The finish on the wine is exceptional. Tremendous Pinot Noir that truly stands out in just an average vintage. This wine embodies everything I adore about Dehlinger and Russian River Valley Pinot Noir. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 95 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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