2011 Dehlinger Estate
Chardonnay Russian River Valley
Our trademark aromas of
baked apple, vanillin, nutmeg and lightly roasted hazelnuts is
augmented in this vintage with projecting notes of citrus and
honeycomb often encountered in white Burgundies. Fresh on entry,
the wine becomes very luscious and oily due to the extremely gentle
whole cluster-pressing regime which we have followed the past two
years. The wine has full-bodied minerality and a delicately
structured finish, a rare combination in the Russian River valley.
Our Old Wente cline Chardonnay vines are planted in the gravelly
Goldridge soil and dry-farmed.
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