Posts Tagged ‘Mendocino County’

2012 Parducci ‘True Grit’ Reserve Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Opaque crimson-black in the glass, this wine is peppery yet sweet in the nose, with a prickly Zin-like petulance. Jammy fruit notes of black plum and fig intermingle with dark berries and a whiff of toasted nuts and dark flowers. This is a wine that… Read more


2012 Parducci ‘True Grit’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendocino County

Dark flowers, tobacco leaf, herbal notes, dark berries, milk chocolate and a bit of dustiness show themselves in this Cab. In the back end, earthy, medium-grained tannins emerge. The wine is lighter than expected in the mouth, making it a sublime… Read more


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