Bottle Notes, Syrah

2010 Dehlinger Syrah 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 Syrah is sourced from the estate vineyards on Vine Hill Road. Goldridge is a reference to the soil type.

Violet in color. 14.9% ABV. Pretty nose of blue and black fruits, flowers, olive brine and scorched earth. Full bodied with tons of acidity. Big, dense and plush. Blueberries, blackberries, grilled meats and a dose of pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish with some noticeable tannins. One of the better Dehlinger Syrahs I have had. Drink over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 94 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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