Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2016 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Renatus – 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.

Renatus is a selection of wines made from the youngest generation of Pinot Noir vines at Dehlinger.

Ruby red in color. 14.5% ABV. Savory nose of red fruits, roasted herbs and forest floor. Medium body with perfect acidity. Rich, plush and mineral driven. Black cherry, cranberry, cola and earth on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Big and slightly herbaceous but the pedigree shines through. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 92 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.

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