#77 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013
Dehlinger's three-acre Estate Syrah Vineyard sources the fruit for two bottlings: the "Goldridge" Syrah (from vines grown in the deeper Goldridge soil portions of the vineyard) and the "Altamont" Syrah (from vines grown on the higher elevation Altamont Soil). Periodically, the east-facing portion of the vineyard is bottled separately as "East Face Syrah." This high ridge of drier soil is less vigorous and produces the most concentrated wine.
The Syrahs are aged in 132 gallon oak puncheons. Twice the volume of a standard barrel, these casks permit a longer, slower maturation and a more delicate oak profile that showcases the varietal power of our wines.