Dehlinger has produced estate-grown Russian River Valley Pinot noir since the late 1970s. Planted between 1975 and 2011, the Pinot noir vines are primarily clones of Pommard and Swan, with smaller amounts of Martini, Clone 943, and Calera.
Dehlinger's Goldridge Pinot noir pay homage to the deeper goldridge soils where the vines tend to be more vigorous. A bright, red fruit character and approachable structure are typical of the Dehlinger Goldridge Pinot noirs, a brand we have crafted since the mid-1990s.
Dehlinger's Altamont Pinot noir celebrates the hilltop sections of the Dehlinger vineyard, where the altamont soil predominates. These wines showcase darker fruit flavors and aromas of baking spices. The inclusion of a small percentage of whole clusters in the fermentation lends greater structure and aging potential.
The top sections of the Dehlinger vineyard are bottled under the special High Plains Pinot noir and Octagon Pinot noir designations when the vintage quality permits.