Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2006 Dehlinger Estate Chardonnay – Bottle Notes

2006 Dehlinger Chardonnay

Dehlinger Winery is located in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County and was founded in 1975 by Tom and Carole Dehlinger. Eva Dehlinger took over winemaking duties in 2007. Known for their Pinot Noir, Dehlinger also makes Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ve previously blogged about Dehlinger in Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.

The wine is lightly straw colored. Great aromas of smoke, nuts and pears. Minerals, hazelnut, lemon, citrus, hazelnut and honeysuckle on the palate. Rich and creamy with juicy acidity. The finish is spicy, long and exquisite.

My rating: 92 points.

Dehlinger Winery has a great reputation among wine connoisseurs. Wine writers have consistently given strong reviews while praising the winery for its uniqueness, quality, consistency and value. About 75% of their wine is sold via the mailing list. Amazing wines that are well worth the search.


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