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.
Crimson in color. 14.9% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and wet forest floor. Fruit forward and full bodied with plenty of acidity. Black cherry, strawberry, mushrooms and spice on the palate. Great length on the finish. Just further proof that Dehlinger got its swagger back after a few rough vintages in the mid 2000’s. Fantastic Pinot Noir. Best over the next 2-4 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.