Bottle Notes, Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Estate – 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

Purple in color. 14.9% ABV. Stunning nose of black fruits, leather and licorice. Medium to full bodied with tremendous structure and concentration. Perfect balance of fruit and tannins. Black currants, cassis and tobacco on the palate. Nice length on the finish. More reminiscent of a classic Bordeaux than contemporary Cabernets from Northern California. Really well made and ready to drink. Best over the next several years.

My rating: 94 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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