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Vineyard: Goldridge

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2009 Semper Gold Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., $85. This vineyard is named for a vein of gold loam soil running from the western edge of the Russian River towards the town of Annapolis on the Sonoma Coast. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Demure aromas of black cherries, dark chocolate, graham and wood shavings. Amazingly intense and sappy fruit presence which coats the mouth and fuels a big, long finish. Flavors of black plum, black cherry and blueberry with an earthy, mineral undertone. Tasted two days later from a previous opened and re-corked bottle, the nose had checked out and the wine was flat. Good. Reviewed February 27, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., $45. Sourced from sections of the estate vineyard where the vines are planted on deeper soils causing the vines to be more vigorous. The resulting wines take on a red fruit character and an approachable structure. 100% de-stemmed, punched down by hand, aged in the winery’s underground cellar. · Alluring scent of Bing cherries and baking spices that holds up nicely over time in the glass. Discreetly concentrated array of delicious red cherries, strawberries and red currants on the palate, fanning out in waves to reach a pleasing finish that makes you want to take another sip. Beautifully composed and thoroughly harmonious, this crowd pleaser is highly approachable now but will perform well for ten years. This is a wine to buy by the case, but you must be on the mailing list. Eva Dehlinger, who has taken over the winemaking chores from Tom Dehlinger since 2007, is continuing the excellence of this cherished and iconic producer. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., 1,340 cases, $45.Unfined and unfiltered. · Slightly confected black cherry and black raspberry aromas with hints of pepper and a jolt of cardamon spice. Primarily cherry-driven, discreetly rich with nice finesse, and exhibiting a soft mouth feel. Still needs some time to integrate the oak fully, but hard to resist now. Very good. Reviewed December 16, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

1,600 cases, $44. · Great scent of raspberries, cherries, cola and a hint of oak.. Spicy, tenacious palate of mouth coating cherries and cranberries with a sidecar of oak. Lovely depth with an appealing restraint, featuring a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Pretty damn good. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2005 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 1,250 cases, $40. · This is a very age worthy wine that is richly endowed with Pinot fruits and still retaining noticeable oak and tannin. Very smoothly textured and light on its feet. The most harmonious wine in the lineup. Can drink now for its fruity youthfulness, but will go another 6-8 years. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2004 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 1,300 cases, $39. · Pure and bright raspberry aromas with a hint of graham. Propelled by the alcohol, the rich fruit has a sweet fullness and lengthy persistence on the finish. Packed with pleasure, but retaining an elegance with gossamer tannins and pleasing acidity. A very good drink. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2003 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 1,300 cases, $36. Aged in barrel 16 months. · Just can’t get past the nose on this wine. While there are some pleasant blueberry and cranberry fruit aromas, there is also a strong smell of tequila. Soft in the mouth with supple tannins and restrained flavors of raisined berries. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2002 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 1,300 cases, $35. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels (usually 35%). · Full-on attack of cherries, berries and spice on the nose. Slightly confected and flat rich fruit flavors with a citric peel tang on the finish. A green bean taste intruded over time. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2001 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 1,600 cases, $35. · Slightly oxidized with aromas of soy and forest floor, and flavors of roasted fruit and nuts and raisins. Unappealing. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2000 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 1,340 cases, $35. This vintage was softer, less weighty and more succulent early. · Vivid scents of berries and cherries with a floral note. Moderately rich with a tasty core of berries finishing with a tang and some persistence. Still showing some tannin but time to drink up. Faded slowly over three hours. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

1999 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 1,290 cases, $35. · Aromas of raspberries, cherries with a hint of oxidation. On the palate, pleasing and savory berry and black cherry flavors with a slight grilled fruit and citric note. The wine died quickly in the glass. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

1998 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc.,1,100 cases, $32. · Slight orange tinted rim. Surprisingly fresh initially with appealing aged Pinot Noir flavors of spiced cherries, brown spice and brown sugar. One taster noted minimal Brett on the nose. Very enjoyable initially, fading over three hours. Reviewed September 19, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »

1997 Dehlinger Goldridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., $39. Note the wrinkles in the hand-applied label. · Reddish-brown in color. Old wine aromas of old book, roasted plum, sawdust and worn leather. Impressive fruit concentration for a 13-year-old wine and drinking beautifully. The tannins have completely faded away and the juicy and silky dark fruits complimented by hints of citrus, spice and seasoned oak make for a delicious treat. This wine will appeal to lovers of old Pinot Noir. Reviewed January 27, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »