Dehlinger Chardonnay Russian River Valley Unfiltered 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

"Firmly structured, with a mix of tart citrus and tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, fig and lemon peel, shaded by a touch of anise and earthness and finishing with a light oaky aftertaste. " - winemaker's notes

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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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External Reviews for Dehlinger Chardonnay Russian River Valley Unfiltered

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2009

Perhaps the finest Chardonnay Tom Dehlinger has ever made, the style of the 2005 Chardonnay Estate is mid-way between a grand cru Chablis and a ripe, full-bodied, fruit-laden California Chardonnay. Beautiful lemon blossom, nectarine, crushed rock, an... Robert Parker. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2005 Dehlinger Chardonnay Russian River 750ml



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"Firmly structured, with a mix of tart citrus and tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, fig and lemon peel, shaded by a touch of anise and earthness and finishing with a light oaky aftertaste. " - winemaker's notes

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