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About Dehlinger Winery
Founded in 1973 by Tom Dehlinger, a UC Davis graduate, Dehlinger Winery has a rep for quality not quantity. Production here has topped out at about 7,000 cases per vintage, a figure that has risen steadily since the initial 14 acres were planted in 1975.
85 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
89(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004
Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cassis, mocha and nutty oak on the nose. Concentrated and nicely sweet, with juicy dark berry flavors and very firm backbone. A bit clenched but seems unusually successful for this bottling. Finishes with substantial building tannins that call for at least three or four years of additional bottle aging.