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
  • ws91

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
  • wa89

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Chardonnay Estate reveals that luscious forwardness that the best wines possess, but not quite the depth of its slightly older sibling. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.

Robert Parker, December 2013