Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel 2009

Zinfandel from North Coast, California

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Item No. 111434
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • WS89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most 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%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Hawks circle above ridge top vineyards whose red soil produces the unique fruit for this Zinfandel. The older site offers a distinctive spice and leanness needed to keep the younger, bold vines in check. Together these opposites attract into a perfect marriage of jammy berry, pepper, and orange marmalade.

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, lifegiving system. Our winegrowing practices create special wines, while sustaining our environment, the place where we live, and the people who live here.

100% Organically Grown Grapes, C.C.O.F. Certified

Critical Acclaim

"Sleek and supple, with briary cherry aromas and elegant black raspberry, spice and toast flavors that finish with polished tannins. Drink now through 2015. 2,727 cases made."
89 Points

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Rating:
(6/15/2012)
This is delicious. I admit, I love Zinfandels - or at least am on a Zinfancel kick if you will. This one has the spice and the fruit - nicely balanced and not a bad price.
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Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/15/2012)
Classic Zin - fruit, yet has a bite to it. Good stuff!
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Rating:
(9/13/2011)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
very nice, the seperate flavors really come out well, a little peppery but not too much
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Learn About Paul Dolan Vineyards Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About North Coast

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 Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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