Posts Tagged ‘Mendocino County’

2012 Paul Dolan Zinfandel, Mendocino County

The color — nearly transparent light ruby — is light for Zindandel, but the nose offers exactly what you’d expect from the terroir of Mendocino County: blackberry and black pepper, joined by a note of black olive. The fruit is sweet and jammy… Read more

2012 Paul Dolan Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

No aging is necessary for this light-styled Pinot Noir, which is light garnet in color, clearing at the rim. Possessing medium-grained tannins, the wine’s aroma and flavor spectrum includes stewed tomato, light cherry, clove and tea leaf. MSRP:… Read more

2013 Paul Dolan Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino County

Floral and fruit forward, this wine presents good acidity in the mouth with a touch of rosewater viscosity. Notes of lime, white peach, banana and lemongrass entice the nose, refresh the palate and invite another sip. A real gem from the little… Read more

2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County

We at Wine Lines Online must confess – we have a soft spot for the intense, complex, black pepper-laced, briary blackberry Zinfandels of Mendocino County. One of the oldest producers in the area is Edmeades Winery. This rendition is a liquid ruby… Read more

2012 Kendall-Jackson Zinfandel, Vintner’s Reserve, Mendocino County

Transparent light ruby color. A wisp of briariness leads to ample jammy red berry fruit, notes of cedar and clove, and a sweet flowery note. On the palate, the red picks up more spice notes, showing powdery tannins at the end. The spicy red fruit… Read more

2012 Artezin Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Translucent ruby color with streaks of violet. The wine offers up varietal scents of pectin, paraffin, light pepper, pie spices, and briary red and black berry fruit. These same Zinny flavors are echoed on the palate. This is a balanced Zinfandel… Read more

2011 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Translucent light ruby color. Sweet scents of fleshy dark fruits play nicely off of piquant pectin, aromatic clove, loam, and a note of tobacco. In the mouth, the sweet and spicy fruits pick up a black licorice streak. The red is smooth through to… Read more

2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, McFadden Farm, Potter Valley, Mendocino County

Dried apricot and mild spice in the nose, leading to white pepper and strawberry flavors and a nice, lingering finish. This wine is supple, goes down easy. Perfect with a California barbecue chicken pizza. MSRP: $24 (November 2012) Wine Lines… Read more

2011 Dashe Cellars ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ Zinfandel, Heart Arrow Vineyard, Mendocino County

Nearly transparent ruby red color. A bright nose full of red cherry and strawberry, an inobtrusive whiff of barnyard, a little dash of pepper. This would be a fun wine to open up at your next party — nothing more than a loaf of bread and a chunk… Read more

2010 Bonterra Merlot, Mendocino County

Nearly opaque dark ruby color. Pretty aromas of cherry liqueur play off of toasty, spicy oak shadings. The wine is medium-bodied and smooth in the mouth, picking up some milk chocolate toward the finish. It’s not Petrus but, at this price point,… Read more