1995 Dehlinger Cabernet Franc
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $0.00 (Limited availability)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): Cabernet Franc

Lost in the terror of my collapsing 401K, I managed to drop off the Dehlinger mailing list and thus am left with only a few Dehlingers in my cellar. Big mistake. I dusted off this bottle and, no surprise, found it to be another winner from this outstanding producer. Very Bordeaux-like in aroma and texture. Smoky cassis, dark berries, blueberries, spicy oak, and flowers highlight the nose and flavors. Good grip and length. Would be an interesting ringer in a Bordeaux tasting to see if this would be identified as a California wine. - HK 2000-08-22


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