Bottle Notes, Chardonnay

2018 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.

Gold in color. 14.2% ABV. Big nose of tropical fruits, honey, pear and toast. Full bodied with perfect acidity. Incredibly lush and rich. Butterscotch, Meyer Lemon, vanilla creme brulee and minerals on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Perhaps a little bigger than I typically expect from Dehlinger but delicious nonetheless. Best over the next 2-4 years.

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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