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Dehlinger Chardonnay Estate Un-Filtered 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Dehlinger's 2012 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Apricot pit, peach, spices, brioche, butter and hints of honey all meld together in a...
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Dehlinger Pinot Noir Altamont 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Darker tonalities of fruit emerge from the 2012 Pinot Noir Altamont Vineyard. Mint, spices, new leather and flowers are some of the...
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Dumol Syrah Eddie's Patch Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2013 Syrah Eddie's Patch Hoppe-Kelly Vineyard is the last wine made from this site before the vines were taken out in preparation...
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Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Vivid red. Intensely perfumed raspberry and cherry aromas are lifted by a sexy floral note. Offers juicy red fruit flavors and a touch...

Russian River Valley

Of all the wine producing regions in California, Sonoma County is one of the most highly regarded, having had a long and fruitful history which has helped shape the American wine industry. Within Sonoma County, we find the AVA of Russian River Valley, a beautiful viticultural area centred around the Russian river, and responsible for around one sixth of Sonoma’s high quality wine production. The vineyards of the region were first planted some two hundred years ago by immigrant communities coming over to California. At first, the vines planted here were generally for private consumption - a reminder of home gardens in Spain and Italy - but by the beginning of the twentieth century, business was booming with a couple of hundred wineries in operation, thanks to the unique nature of the terroir and the effectiveness with which the grapes were growing.

The Russian River Valley is renowned worldwide for the character and quality of its wines, which are the result of the region’s perfect, cool climate, which is affected by the Pacific fog which rolls in over the valley. This coolness tempers the strong sunshine of the area, and allows for a longer, slower ripening season - thus adding character and expression to the grape varietals which grow there. The main vines grown in Russian River Valley are cool climate grapes - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - which make up for over forty percent of the grapes grown there. The hillier parts of Russian River Valley have had great success with Syrah and Zinfandel, and other parts of the region are experimenting successful with Bordeaux grapes, too.