Posts Tagged Mendocino County

2013 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

A dense, pitch-black color in the glass. Smoke-tinged scents evoking charred oak, tobacco, and burnt chocolate lead to ample blueberry and blackberry fruit. Youthful, fine-grained tannins coat the palate but are not drying. This is a solid example... Read more

2013 Edmeades Folly, Mendocino County

This red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, and Petite Sirah has the moniker ‘Folly,’ a nod to winery founder Dr. Edmeades. When he first planted vines in the Anderson Valley in 1963, people thought he was crazy – so he dubbed his first... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Shamrock, Mendocino County

Opaque purple color in the glass. This is a sedate, claret-like rendition of Zinfandel. Aromas of sandalwood, dried cherries and cranberries, and a smidge of orange zest lead to a similar palate profile, picking up a creamy mouthfeel on the way to a... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Zinfandel, Mendocino County

Raspberry is one of the flavors normally associated with Zinfandel, and there’s an abundance of that fruit flavor in this wine. Other red and dark berry impressions also are in evidence, joined by just a hint of black pepper. Serve it with a... Read more

2012 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County

Imagine the aroma of blueberry muffins baking in the oven while your favorite French roast coffee is brewing on a counter nearby. That’s what you’ll experience when you pour this wine in a glass and give it a good airing. Swirl some more, and... Read more

2012 Edmeades’ Folly, Mendocino County

Edmeades is known primarily for Zinfandel, and Zin is the dominant grape in this four-variety cuvee that also includes Petite Sirah, Syrah and Merlot. It’s named after the founder of Edmeades, Dr. Donald Edmeades, a cardiologist who had an... Read more

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