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.
Golden in color. 14.5% ABV. Fantastic nose of tropical fruits, pear and honeysuckle. Full bodied with tremendous acidity. Rich, plush and incredibly supple. Lemon oil, butterscotch, apple and minerals on the palate. The finish is exceptionally long and seamless. Just a gorgeous Chardonnay. There is no question that Dehlinger made their name with Pinot Noir but if you are on the mailing list do yourself a favor and add a Cabernet and Chardonnay into your allocation. Best over the next several years.
My rating: 93 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.