Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2011
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Wine Spectator's Top 100

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Wine Spectator's Top 100 - #05

Dehlinger
Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008

95 points / $50
1,050 cases made
Sonoma County, California

Tom Dehlinger was one of the early true believers in Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. The family’s 45-acre vineyard is on a ridge of red gravelly soil 13 miles inland from the coast. From the start, the emphasis has been on small amounts of hand-worked, barrel-aged wines made with the aim of extracting, developing and preserving maximum flavor from the grapes. This rich, layered 2008, from estate fruit, made a challenging vintage look easy.

 Owner Tom Dehlinger
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