Dehlinger Chardonnay "Unfiltered" Russian River Valley 2013
One of California's great family wineries that to this day still flies "under the radar." Their Chardonnay is sublime, and so well priced. "Burgundian" style: barrel ferment, full ML, light lees stirring, unfiltered. The fruit is so crisp and bright (a la Burgundy) that butter is a component not the key. Get fresh pears, melon, pineapple, Meyer lemon, honey custard, fresh croissant...more crisp than lush. By our definition, just about perfect.
|Appellation/AVA||Russian River Valley|