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.
Altamont is a reference to a soil type found in the Dehlinger Estate Vineyard.
Crimson in color. 14.9% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, cloves and flowers. Medium body with exquisite acidity. An abundance of lush fruits on display. Black cherry, cranberry, cola and baking spices on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Breathtaking Pinot Noir that is aging brilliantly. The challenging 2011 vintage was a complete success for the Dehlinger Pinot Noir lineup. Best over the next 3-4 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.