2012 Dehlinger Estate Chardonnay


2012 Dehlinger Estate Chardonnay

$37.95 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Read beyond the hyperbole, and the winery’s description of itself is spot on:

From the Dehlinger web site:  “Dehlinger Winery is situated on an outstanding vineyard site that has received extraordinary care and attention, and has a track record of excellent, age-worthy wines. Starting with the founding of the winery in 1973, Tom and Carole Dehlinger have built a loyal following. Joined by their daughters Carmen and Eva, as well as a talented and dedicated staff, Dehlinger Winery now has a four-decade history of producing wines that express the great potential of our land in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley.  Today our focus is entirely on estate grown wines, producing 7000 cases annually of Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Winery Tasting Notes:  “Our 2012 Estate Chardonnay shows layers of flavor: ripe apple and pear, brioche, creamy yeast. Our style is at once rich, juicy, fresh and energetic. Tasters find its character a hybrid of Russian River Valley forward fruit and Burgundian balance complexity and nuance.”

Wine Spectator Review (92 points):  “A dose of toasty, spicy oak gives the rich pear fruit a touch of butterscotch. Bold and focused, with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2021.”  –James Laube

Blend:  100% chardonnay

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