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2011 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir Altamont Old Vines 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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2011 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir Altamont Old Vines Russian River Valley

Producer: Dehlinger Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

Deep ruby.  Heady, exotic aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, incense and potpourri, with a vibrant mineral note adding lift.  Juicy, sappy and focused, offering intense raspberry and rose pastille flavors that put on weight with air.  Shows very good clarity and power on the strikingly persistent finish, which features supple tannins and lingering florality.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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