Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2011 Dehlinger Chardonnay – Bottle Notes

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, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah.

Dehlinger Chardonnay is sourced from the estate vineyards on Vine Hill Road.

Gold in color. 14.7% ABV. Gorgeous nose of tropical fruits, pear, apple and minerals. Medium body with ample acidity. Rich and oily. Lemon oil, vanilla creme brulee, pineapple and spice on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Really good but not as compelling as it was just a couple years ago. Drink over the next year or so.

My rating: 91 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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