From the producer: Dehlinger’s Chardonnays are crafted using traditional techniques, which preserve the flavor and elegance of the variety. At harvest, the grapes are picked at night, brought cold into the winery and “whole cluster pressed” to extract the highest quality juice. From there, the juice is fermented in French oak barrels using native yeasts. The wine gains further complexity through malolactic fermentation and a year of aging on the lees. Dehlinger has been bottling its Chardonnays “Unfiltered” since the late 1990s in order to capture the full flavor potential and most pleasing texture possible. Orange peel, honey, chamomile and wild flower are all wonderfully delineated. This is a great example of Wente Clone Chardonnay.