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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.
90 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004
Bright ruby-red. Very ripe but fresh aromas of crushed black- and blueberry and spicy oak. Sweeter and lusher than the regular estate bottling, with a distinct suggestion of liqueur-like berries complicated by notes of spice and pepper. A more generous wine that conveys an impression of softer acidity, but finishes with firm tannins. If Tom Dehlinger's pinots have frequently struck me as syrah-like, this is syrah in a rather pinot-like style.