Dehlinger Russian River Valley Goldridge Syrah 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Russian River, California

Item No. 128027
  • red wine
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

#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.

Critical Acclaim

"This presents Syrah in a more tannic, structured style, with crushed rock, loamy earth, dark berry and cedar-tobacco leaf scents, ending with tannins that provide traction and a burst of black licorice."
92 Points

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The Dehlinger vineyard, family operated since 1975, comprises 45 acres of rolling hillside vines on a mixture of Goldridge and Altamont soils in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. A landmark Octagon House, also dating from 1975, stands atop a hill near the entrance to the property. Varietals grown and produced are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, with a...

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Learn About Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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