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. Fantastic nose of red fruits, cloves, baking spices and forest floor. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Elegant and charming. Bing cherry, strawberry, earth and minerals on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Earthy and delicious. Dehlinger has always strived to craft a Pinot Noir that is a reflection of the soil in which it is grown and this wine thoroughly embodies that. 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.