Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2008 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.

Light red in color. 14.8% ABV. Beautiful nose of red fruits, cloves, baking spices and forest floor. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. Perfectly balanced. Elegant and charming. Bing cherry, cranberry, sarsaparilla and mushrooms on the palate. The finish is long and refreshing. Outstanding Pinot Noir that is just a delight to drink. Aging gloriously. Dehlinger hit a home run with their ’08 Pinots. Best over the next several 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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