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.

Golden in color. 14.2% ABV. Beautiful nose of tropical fruits, lemon oil and vanilla creme brulee. Full bodied with tremendous acidity. Rich, lush and oily. Pear, apple, nutmeg and Meyer Lemon on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Not as fresh and vibrant as previous bottles. Best over the next several years.

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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