Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2019 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – 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.

The Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is the entry level wine in the Dehlinger Pinot Noir lineup but still features grapes from the estate vineyard.

Ruby red in color. 14.5% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and sarsaparilla. Medium body with perfect acidity. Light, elegant and charming. There is an appealing earth quality here. Cherries, cranberry, cola and baking spices on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. The only thing missing from this Pinot is the concentration you find in the rest of the Dehlinger lineup. Hard to go wrong for the price. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 91 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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