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 Reserve is made from the top lots of the various Dehlinger Pinot Noirs.
Ruby red in color. 14.9% ABV. Beautiful nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and damp forest floor. Light to medium body with exquisite acidity. Supremely elegant. Cherries, strawberries, cola and earth on the palate. The finish is long and silky. Special Pinot Noir that embodies what you would expect from a wine with the Reserve designation from Dehlinger. Drink over the next 1-2 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.