Dehlinger Chardonnay Estate Un-Filtered 2016 750ml
SKU 825308
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Dehlinger Chardonnay Estate Un-Filtered 2016

Russian River Valley - Sonoma Valley - California - United States

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Rated 94 by Vinous Media
Dehlinger’s 2016 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Supple and beautifully resonant, the 2016 is super-expressive today. In fact, the 2016 is one of the more harmonious, refined young vintages of this wine I can remember tasting. Orange peel, honey, chamomile and wild flower are all wonderfully delineated. This is a great example of Wente Clone Chardonnay.
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Elegant and finely textured, with rich, lusciously spiced flavors of pear tart, Fuji apple and allspice. The minerally finish offers buttery richness. Drink now through 2022. 1,380 cases made.

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Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.

Appellation: Sonoma Valley

California's beautiful and remarkably fertile Sonoma Valley has grown over the decades to become one of the United States' most respected and profitable wine regions, with wineries within the region benefiting from the superb Californian sunshine, low rainfall and wonderfully rich soils. Because of this vital combination of excellent conditions, the region is able to grow a wide range of grape varietals for use in the production of an impressive array of wines, with many different red and white wine grapes flourishing each year and producing excellent and characterful results. The soils have been enriched by volcanic activity, and the presence of geothermal springs, which make this region a unique one, and very much the beating heart of California's ever growing wine industry.