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2009 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir High Plains Russian River Valley
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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.

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2009 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir High Plains Russian River Valley

Producer: Dehlinger Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma

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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Bright ruby-red.  Expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, potpourri and sexy oak spices.  Concentrated and lush, with spicy red fruit flavors gaining depth and sweetness with air.  Open-knit and leading with its fruit today.  Finishes bright and sappy, with fine-grained tannins and enticing red berry preserve flavors.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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