Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2013 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 and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Gold in color. 14.5% ABV. Pretty nose of tropical fruits, lemon oil and flowers. Medium body with perfect acidity. Lush, rich and well balanced. Pears, citrus, vanilla creme brulee and minerals on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Dehlinger might be known for their Pinot Noir but don’t overlook for the Chardonnay that always excels. Best over the next 1-2 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2018 version of this wine was released a few months ago and is still available at retail.

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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