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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.
88 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2007
($32) Yellow-gold. Leesy, smoky peach and pear on the nose, with hints of tarragon and toffee (about 15% of the grapes here were botrytized). Medium-bodied and sweet, with ripe orchard fruit flavors and soft acidity. A light baking spice note comes up on the finish. Dehlinger thinks that this is in its prime and notes that "most California chardonnay is best in its first five years."