Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2008 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate – 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.

Crimson in color. 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and baking spices. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Fresh, elegant and perfectly balanced. Cherry, cranberry, pomegranate and earth on the palate. The finish is long and supple. Stunning Pinot Noir that has aged brilliantly. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 95 points.

2008 was the last vintage of Estate Pinot Noir. The winery subsequently began bottling separate Estate lots based on soil types and parcels of the vineyard.

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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