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Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Russian River Valley Estate Bottled 2005

Member Review by Mike Pobega:

Medium dark color. The nose has some red currant and black cherry cola. Palate is very 'European' if you know what I meant. :)Some dirt and leather mixed in with some red and blacks fruits of black cherry and currants. Decent balance and mouth feel. A nice finish. This evolved nicely as the afternoon pogressed. Just having the Ruston La Maestra the other day I can't say I enjoyed this as much. Sure, there's not much to fault with it but it comes down to a preference thing. Not mine in this case.

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The grapes for Dehlinger Wines are all grown on our Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The initial vines were planted in 1975 and followed by subsequent planting through the early 1990s. We are currently initiating a vineyard redevelopment on several of our vineyard blocks. In-house Vineyard Manager Marty Hedlund has been over-seeing the 45 acres of vines since 1988. Hedlund works wit... Read more
The grapes for Dehlinger Wines are all grown on our Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The initial vines were planted in 1975 and followed by subsequent planting through the early 1990s. We are currently initiating a vineyard redevelopment on several of our vineyard blocks. In-house Vineyard Manager Marty Hedlund has been over-seeing the 45 acres of vines since 1988. Hedlund works with the vineyard crew to ensure that each area of the vineyard is appropriatedly pruned, managed, and thinned to bring out the potential of each peice of soil. The entire vineyard has been retrained to a "lyre"-shaped split-canopy, vertical shoot-positioned trellis system which allows for superior light penetration to the fruiting zone and systematic hand care. Read less

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Snooth User: Mike Pobega
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Vintage: 2001 02/25/2009

Medium dark color. The nose has some red currant and black cherry cola. Palate is very 'European' if you know what I meant. :)Some dirt and leather mixed in with some red and blacks fruits of black cherry and currants. Decent balance and mouth feel. A nice finish. This evolved nicely as the afternoon pogressed. Just having the Ruston La Maestra the other day I can't say I enjoyed this as much. Sure, there's not much to fault with it but it comes down to a preference thing. Not mine in this case.


Snooth User: Bing
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 11/17/2007

I was given a bottle as a gift...had never tried a Dehlinger wine. Was I pleasantly surprised! Served with a powerful, spicy pasta dish, and it balanced the meal perfectly. I was only sorry that I had one bottle.


External Reviews for Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon Russian River Valley Estate Bottled

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Vintage: 2003 01/16/2009

Full ruby-red. Brooding aromas of dark berries, licorice and menthol. Intense but a bit raw, with slightly herbaceous flavors of peppery black fruits. Not yet expansive; in fact, this seems a bit green. Finishes with broad, palate-coating tannins an... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2002 02/14/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cassis, mocha and nutty oak on the nose. Concentrated and nicely sweet, with juicy dark berry flavors and very firm backbone. A bit clenched but seems unusually successful for this bottling. Finishes with substantial... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 02/14/2011

It is rare to find a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Russian River (this is Chardonnay and Pinot Noir country), but Dehlinger continues to produce one. Their 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, from a challen... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

The 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (670 cases) was harvested in late October, and represents only 40% of Dehlinger's crop. The wine is excellent. It is sweet and rich, with abundant black fruits, an... Robert Parker. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1998 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 1998 01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRipe and well-balanced, with juicy plum, blackberry and black cherry fruit that's elegant, rich and well-defined. Avoids being overly herbal or tannic, though a touch of bell pepper comes through on the finish. Drink now through 2007.



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