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2005 Dehlinger Winery Claret 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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2005 Dehlinger Winery Claret Russian River Valley

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

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2008

($32) Deep violet color. Vivid cherry, blackcurrant and tobacco on the nose, with floral qualities building with air. Supple cherry and plum flavors are supported by dusty tannins, which add shape but not hardness. Finishes with gentle grip and repeating dark fruit flavors.

90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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