Bottle Notes, Syrah

2013 Dehlinger Syrah 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 Syrah is sourced from the estate vineyards on Vine Hill Road. Goldridge is a reference to the soil type.

Purple in color. 15.2% ABV. Black fruits, charred meats, blood and flowers on the nose. Full bodied with exquisite acidity. Impeccable balance. Plush and rich. Blackberry, coffee, plums and minerals on the palate. The finish is long and supple. Well made Syrah. With that being said though I couldn’t help but thinking maybe my Dehlinger dollars should mostly go towards their world class Pinot Noirs. Just a thought. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 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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