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2006 Dehlinger Winery Chardonnay See's Selection 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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2006 Dehlinger Winery Chardonnay See's Selection Russian River Valley

Producer: Dehlinger Winery
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Russian River Valley

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89 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($32) Pale yellow. Bright apple and pear on the nose, with subtle macadamia nut and baking spice qualities adding interest. Juicy orchard and pit fruit flavors are framed by bracing acidity, taking a dry turn on the close and leaving behind a strong impression of spice. A grown-up, low-fat style of chardonnay, with the oomph to accompany rich foods.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Chardonnay

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