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2003 Dehlinger Winery Pinot Noir, Estate

Russian River Valley

$45.00 $38.25 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"The 2003 Pinot Noir Estate, from Dehlinger's hilltop vineyards, is a lush, textured effort revealing sweet black cherry, raspberry, plum, and allspice notes, a lush, medium to full-bodied palate, sweet tannin, and a distinctive opulence as well as earthiness. It should drink well for 7-8 years, although this estate's Pinots can last longer than one suspects. I had my last bottle of their 1994 just recently, and it was still drinking beautifully. Kudos to Tom Dehlinger, a guy who seems to be content to stay under the radar and simply make an assortment of very fine as well as realistically priced wines!" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #162
(WA, 12/01/2005)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2005-2013

"Medium red. A bit blacker on the nose than the Goldridge sample, with a note of dark raspberry and good thrust. At once superripe and sappy, with generous dark raspberry and spice flavors. This conveys a small-berry feel and an impression of solid extract. Finishes concentrated and persistent. Dehlinger vinified this cuvee with a small percentage of whole berries." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2006)

Rating: 90

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