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August 21

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Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir
"This is far and away my favorite wine of the year." - Leta Soza,

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Leta Soza,, 12.28.11

A Year In A Bottle
"Paul Dolan Pinot Noir 2007... This is far and away my favorite wine of the year because I associate it with so many amazing 2011 memories. It was my choice of wine for toasting my girls before Giants' games in San Francisco on playgrounds, my go-to wine after any trying day of the office, and my favorite bottle to gift. Did I mention it's great to geek out on when you're talking about the amazing production of Mendocino and the philosophy behind biodynamic winemaking? It's delicious, affordable and a wine that's meant to be shared and opened often.
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Dana Nigro, Wine Spectator, 12.27.11

A Party Friendly White
"At a recent family holiday gathering for which my brother cooked, I played my designated role—the bringer of wine, lots of it. I usually show up with a mixed half-case, then pull additional bottles from my overflow stash in my brother’s cellar, to be sure there’s something to go with whatever is on the table...Everyone finds their favorites—this time around, my brother was impressed by the elegance of a Mendocino Zinfandel from Paul Dolan
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Glen Frederiksen,, May 2011

2009 Paul Dolan Vineyards Chardonnay
"Golden straw color. The nose is crisp and fresh, offering up bright green apple and sharp citrus. It surprises on the palate, showing ripe spiced apple, vanilla and butter, all with a creamy texture. The creamy finish lingers for 25 seconds. An excellent example of a lightly oaked, New World Chardonnay. An excellent food wine that would complement a chicken Alfredo or sautéed white fish." Full Article


William Allen,, 5.17.2011

"Recommended buy" - 2009 Paul Dolan Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
"Whether or not you can ‘taste’ the difference of biodynamic and organic grapes is something of a controversy in the industry, although some producers swear by it, as Paul does. Regardless,  it’s the right thing to do as stewards of the land, our environment, and for future generations.  Indeed if a wine grower needs a selfish reason, most do admit the long term benefits in the health of a vineyard and soil profile compared to the results of years of chemical farming. This isn’t a fad or a marketing ploy, it’s part of sharing this planet with others." Full Article

Stephen Yafa, Nomad Editions Uncorked, May 2011

Paul Dolan Vineyards Brings It With Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc!
"Both of these wines are delicious and impressive for different reasons. The chardonnay hits way above it's price point, comparing favorably to low-to-no oak wines at $30 a bottle. It's a structural and textural home run." Full Article


Wine Enthusiast, February 2011

92 Points & Editor's Choice - 2007 Paul Dolan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
"A terrific Cabernet ... 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.”


Wine Enthusiast, November 2010

91 Points & Editor's Choice - 2007 Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel
"This is a lovely Zinfandel, soft and appealing. It has fine balance and is dry and rich in cherry, currant, Provençal herb, spice and tobacco flavors. Shows real complexity as it changes in the glass.”


Wine & Spirits, October 2010

91 Points & Best Buy - 2007 Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir
"This hits the delicate side of Pinot Noir in its scents of spring roses, of freshly turned earth and light hints of strawberries. The flavors are long, savory and bright. Why can’t there be more wines in this style? Especially when there’s duck confit salad on the menu.”


Wine Enthusiast - 7.16.2010

Sips: California Pinot Noir The Way I Like It
"Anyone looking for an American pinot noir with beauty and finesse would do well to get a hold of a bottle of Paul Dolan Vineyards’ 2007 Mendocino County Pinot Noir."


Narsai David, KCBS - 7.9.2010

2007 Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel
"Deep, rich, purplish red color.  Distinctive touches of ripe raspberries on the aroma, leading to a serious mouthful of wine.  It is certainly fruit driven, but fruit in balance with the firm back note of tannins.  Soft enough to drink now, I’d like to see a couple years of age on it to develop more complexity.  Grown in an organic and biodynamic certified vineyard.”  Full Article


Steve Heimoff - 7.2.2010

True to His Roots
"And then you'll taste the wine. And ... you'll never have to wonder whether all of the above matters. Because you'll already know."


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