Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2011 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.

Light red in color. Almost translucent. 14.9% ABV. Rustic nose of red fruits, earth and flowers. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Soft, warm and supple. Black cherry, baking spices, sarsaparilla and minerals on the palate. The finish is long and seamless. Charming Pinot Noir from a difficult vintage that has aged exceptionally well. I’ll open my last bottle in 2025.

My rating: 94 points.

The 2021 vintage of this wine will be released 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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