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. Stunning nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and forest floor. Medium to full bodied with exquisite acidity. Very elegant. Cherry, cranberry, earth and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. This Pinot Noir has taken on some appealing old world characteristics since I last tried it many years ago. Really delightful. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 93 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.