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.
Crimson in color. 14.9% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and forest floor. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rich and vibrant with gorgeous waves of fruit. Black cherry, cola, baking spices and mushrooms on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long and silky. Just an awesome bottle of Pinot Noir. Another triumph from Dehlinger. 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.