Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 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.

Ruby red in color. 14.5% ABV. Sensational nose of red fruits, cola, cloves and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Elegant and refined with upfront fruits that are incredibly appealing. Black cherry, pomegranate, sarsaparilla and earth on the palate. The finish is long, warm and supple. The fourth of six bottles bought long ago from Dehlinger. This wine continues to impress. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 94 points.

The 2021 vintage of this wine will be released sometime this Fall.

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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