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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
88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2007
($36) Inky purple. Deep and rich on the nose, with powerful blueberry and dark cherry scents and a suggestion of iodine. Smoky dark fruit flavors are firmed by solid tannins and pick up a peppery note on the finish. This opened up with some air time, taking on a brighter red fruit tone.