Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of raspberry, cherry, potpourri and sexy oak spices. Concentrated and lush, with spicy red fruit flavors gaining depth and sweetness with air. Open-knit and leading with its fruit today. Finishes bright and sappy, with fine-grained tannins and enticing red berry preserve flavors.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The 2009 Pinot Noir High Plains comes across as a bit more structured and powerful than the Altamont. It shows lovely focus and energy in its dark red cherries, cola, flowers and sweet spices, all supported by vibrant layers of minerality that give the wine its shape and focus. This is Dehlinger's first Pinot vineyard to ripen.