2002 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate (USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley)

Leave a comment
California, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Russian River Valley, Sonoma, USA

My last of three bottles. Opened two nights ago and revisited today. Looks like cherry juice. On the nose, cherry, tar, earth, smoke, and a hint of tea leaves. Focused cherry and dark berry fruit with some cedar nuance. Smokey, meaty flavors that have some savoriness. Excellent finish with some spice. This bottle is drinking absolutely perfectly right now although I’m sure it would do fine for another 5 years minimum. A big, deep style of Pinot without overly high alcohol or extraction. Best bottle of my lot and I would highly recommend this.

Posted by

I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s