Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2012 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. 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and rose petals. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Bursting with bright fruits. Impeccably balanced. Cherry, strawberry, baking spices and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Pretty much everything I look for in a Pinot Noir. Absolutely stunning. I’ll open my last bottle in 2026.

My rating: 96 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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