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, cola and baking spices. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Incredibly refined and elegant. Bing cherry, sarsaparilla, earth and truffles on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from one of the iconic producers in the region. Dehlinger Pinot Noir rarely gets better than this. Drink over the next several years.
My rating: 96 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.