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.
Guadagni Bros. Vineyard is in the Dry Creek Valley and was planted over 100 years ago.
Opaque purple in color. 15.9% ABV. Brooding nose of blue and black fruits, cocoa powder, road tar and barbecued meats. Plush, silky and richly textured. Full bodied, well balanced and acidity in spades. Liquid velvet. Blueberries, blackberries, anise and cassis on the palate. Tremendous length on the mouth coating finish. Stunning Petite Sirah that will drink well for the next decade.I would love to see more of these wines from Dehlinger.
My rating: 95 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.