Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2016 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. 14.9% ABV. Brooding nose of red fruits, sage and flowers. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Rich and lush with an abundance of earthy fruits. Perfectly balanced. Cherry, cranberry, earth and minerals on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. A little more earthy than previous vintages that were endowed with great purity of fruit. Delicious nonetheless. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2023 vintage of Goldridge Pinot Noir 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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