Original
15 Ratings
Dehlinger Estate Bottled Unfiltered Chardonnay

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Our Chardonnay is grown from the California heritage 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 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.

Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/13/2012