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2001 Dehlinger Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Russian River Valley
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About Dehlinger Winery

Founded in 1973 by Tom Dehlinger, a UC Davis graduate, Dehlinger Winery has a rep for quality not quantity. Production here has topped out at about 7,000 cases per vintage, a figure that has risen steadily since the initial 14 acres were planted in 1975.

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2001 Dehlinger Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Russian River Valley

Producer: Dehlinger Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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85 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
89(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2004

Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cassis, mocha and nutty oak on the nose. Concentrated and nicely sweet, with juicy dark berry flavors and very firm backbone. A bit clenched but seems unusually successful for this bottling. Finishes with substantial building tannins that call for at least three or four years of additional bottle aging.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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