Paul Dolan Vineyards Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, California
This full-flavored wine shows the intensity of its red soil roots. It is ripe and plummy, with intriguing notes of anise and brown spice, and the structure to age five years or more from the vintage.
This wine is the unique expression of a carefully nurtured piece of land, made manifest in each bottle. We do without conventional pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, treating the soil as a living, life giving system. Our wine growing practices create special wines, and sustain the land. They also sustain our environment, the place where we live, and the people who live here.
100% Organically Grown Grapes, C.C.O.F. Certified
Wine Enthusiast - "A terrific Cabernet that shows vast improvement over the winery's earlier efforts. In fact, you could place it next to far more expensive Napa bottlings. It's dry and elegantly tannic and complex, showing blackberry, currant, violet, herb and cedar flavors that bring to mind a fine Bordeaux."
Paul Dolan Vineyards
Paul Dolan Vineyards wines are unique expressions of carefully nurtured vineyard sites made manifest in each bottle. In organic farming, we do without synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, treating the soil as a living, life-giving system.
Our winegrowing practices create small lots of elegant wines, while sustaining our environment, the place where we live, and the people who live here.
Paul Dolan Vineyards – Premium Organic & Biodynamic Wine from Mendocino County. View all Paul Dolan Vineyards Wines
About North CoastView a map of North Coast wineries
Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different – both from their southern neighbors and from each other.
Notable FactsMendocino has a high amount of organic vintners and vines. The first winery to settle here was Fetzer, which practices organic viticulture and holds some of the most vineyard land in the area. Mendocino has many pockets of micro-climates while Lake County, being smaller in size, is less diverse climactically. As for the grapes, Chardonnay is the most popular in both counties, but there are also some excellent Sauvignon Blancs, particularly in the Lake County. In red wine, Zinfandel leads the way, followed by Rhone Blends and Petite Sirah. The reds in both counties are complex and sumptuous. Anderson Valley is a sub-AVA of Mendicino and is quite well known for its excellent cool climate, producing the delicious Roederer Estate sparkling wines and some wonderful cool-climate Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review4 }div>3.9 out of 5 stars
- 5 Stars: 7
- 4 Stars: 4
- 3 Stars: 1
- 2 Stars: 2
- 1 Stars: 1
15 ratings, 6 with reviews27/6/2012Tanis - Forest Hills, NY44/14/2012Very good.43/26/2012Good balance of tannins with acidity. After decanting overnight, loses some of its fruit forward punch, but keeps its character otherwise. Would pair perfectly with a BBQ steak.epearsall - Ashburn, VA311/21/2011wjackson - Brooklyn, NY511/19/2011richard hirsch - Denver, CO29/1/201157/5/201157/14/2011ANGEL CUENTAS - Chula Vista, CA16/15/2011
VERY POOR WINE...Breezy - Johnstown, CO46/22/2011Very good- loved it after a nice dinner.56/22/2011JUST AS MANY OF OUR NORTH COAST WINE'S,THEY ARE WORLD CLASS AND GROWN IN OUR OWN BACK YARD,EXCELLENT ON ALL COUNTS.46/9/2011Very good wine, especially when on sale. Very old world for a CA cab. Drinking wonderfully now.dmnc02 - Phoenixville, PA55/12/2011hamco - Philadelphia, PA55/9/2011Jonathan Hoehn - Portland, OR54/20/2011
- Earthy & Spicy
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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