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1997 Dehlinger Late Bottled Reserve Chardonnay

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October 12, 2008 - $35



92Wine Spectator

Smells complex and exotic, with ripe pineapple, butterscotch, fig and melon flavors, filling out on the palate and holding its focus, turning intricate. Drink now through 2005

91Stephen Tanzer

Bright pale yellow color. Knockout roasted, leesy, Burgundian aromas of peach and macadamia nut. Big, roasted, velvety and mouthfilling, with compelling sweetness that builds toward the back end. Concentrated but not at all heavy or oily...


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.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.