Begin Your Search
Other Wines from this Producer and Vintage
WineAccess Travel Log
Read stories from the world's greatest wine trails.
More About This Wine
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 | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2011
Bright ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines red- and blackcurrant, dried flowers and pipe tobacco, plus a hint of mocha. Sappy and precise, offering gently sweet red and dark berry flavors and a hint of bitter chocolate. Shows good depth of flavor with no excess fat. The gently tannic finish offers very good clarity and an echoing blackcurrant note. Dehlinger told me that all of the fruit that normally goes into his East Ridge bottling was included in this year's Claret.