Stirling Fine Wine
1168 Valley Road
Stirling NJ 07980
United States 908-647-5580
PH: 908-647-5580

Dehlinger Estate Unfiltered Chardonnay 2011


SKU 23672


Our Chardonnay is composed primarily of the Wente Clone, which produces small clusters and berries and has a notable minerality with an almost oily viscosity. We ferment and age the Chardonnay in French oak barrels with full malolactic fermentation. We planted our Chardonnay vines between 1975 and 1988, positioned on a variety of exposures in Goldridge series soils. Careful leafing allows dappled light to reach the clusters and we thin to balance the crop load.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Russian River Valley
Brand Dehlinger
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Wine SpectatorFragrant honeysuckle, fig, apricot and toasty, roasted marshmallow notes are evident in this very complete version, offering a wide range of flavors and ending with a tapered finish that shows a leesy edge. Drink now through 2018.

James Laube, July 31, 2014