Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2013 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.

I opened this wine as I pondered how many bottles of ’18 Goldridge to include in my Fall order from Dehlinger.

Ruby red in color. 14.9% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Light, lithe and extremely elegant. Cherries, strawberries, tea and baking spices on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Dehlinger absolutely nailed it with the ’12 and ’13 Goldridge bottlings. The future is so bright here. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir at its very best. Drink 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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