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Dehlinger Chardonnay Russian River Valley Unfiltered 2004

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This is one of those wines we can get for some odd reason - the winery likes us. Enjoy this intense wine and be happy the price is still so reasonable.

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Dehlinger:
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

External Reviews for Dehlinger Chardonnay Russian River Valley Unfiltered

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The unfiltered, steely, Chablis-like 2000 Chardonnay Estate possesses excellent citrus and liquid mineral notes, medium body, subtle oak, and loads of fruit. Crisp and refreshing, it will drink well during its first 2ndash;3 years of life.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2002 Chardonnay Estate is a light straw color with hints of pineapple, pear, and other assorted tropical fruits in an elegant, attractive, medium to full-bodied style with a rather restrained, subtle personality. Drink it over the next 4ndash;5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Tight, with a crisp, well-focused band of ripe pear, apple, citrus and mineral, the flavors fan out on the aftertaste, where they show more depth and complexity. Drink now through 2002.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Yellow-gold. Leesy, smoky peach and pear on the nose, with hints of tarragon and toffee (about 15% of the grapes here were botrytized). Medium-bodied and sweet, with ripe orchard fruit flavors and soft acidity. A light baking spice note comes up on the finish. Dehlinger thinks that this is in its prime and notes that andldquo;most California chardonnay is best in its first five years.andrdquo;


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Light gold color, unfiltered and pure. A natural, untampered expression of Russian River fruit andmdash; super clean with apple, hints of tarragon and ripe pear. Silky texture, very pleasing mouthfeel with lush, juicy fruits. Balanced with just a touch of oak on the finish. Excellent quality.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

One of the finest whites this estate has yet produced is the 2004 Chardonnay Estate (2,200 cases). Its light green/gold color is accompanied by attractive orange and lemon blossom, crushed rock, white currant, and spring flower characteristics. Full-bodied and rich with wonderful acidity (even though it was put through full malolactic), it keeps its fruit and minerality in the foreground, and the oak component (25% new is used) is well-concealed by the intense flavors. This beauty should drink nicely for 3andndash;4 years or longer.



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This is one of those wines we can get for some odd reason - the winery likes us. Enjoy this intense wine and be happy the price is still so reasonable.

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