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2016 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon

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October 17, 2021 - $67

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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Rich, boisterous and super-expressive, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive savory and floral notes add tons of character to the inky blue/purplish berry fruit....impresses for its stunning overall balance and sheer allure...delivers superb quality... In other words, don't miss it!

90Wine Spectator

This relies on purity, with a mix of dark cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit at the core, along with notes of anise, black tea and mineral throughout. Judicious toast lets this knit nicely on the refined finish, with a violet note chiming in at the end.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley AVA is named for the river that meanders from Mendocino County in the north until it finally runs into the Pacific Ocean north of San Francisco. The AVA is cool thanks to its proximity to the northern California coast and the river, and grape growers must learn to deal with regular fog. Nevertheless in recent decades the AVA has become one of the best in the state, meaning that its wines often earn excellent reviews and have considerable cachet. The AVA status was awarded in 1983 and today the appellation has 15,000 vineyard acres. Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape though Pinot Noir has also been very successful in recent decades. Russian River Valley Pinot Noir are known for being rich, lush and filled with concentrated fruit and berry flavors. Russian River Pinot Noirs are today considered some of the best domestic Pinot Noirs.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.