Paul Dolan Vineyards

Mendocino County Zinfandel

8.872 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, raspberry, currant, white pepper, vanilla and oak. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, raspberry, currant, white pepper, vanilla and oak. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Nov 26th, 2018
David Kline

Smoky black cherry and raspberry-chocolate ganache scents envelope the nose. There is a strong laquerwood note brimming with cedar and vanilla and a cheese-rind nuttiness. Opulent and silky mouthfeel gives way to rush of warm alcohol brushed in smoke and butter. A minty blackberry emerges. The tannins are a texture shy of silky, but very refined, and there is an exuberant interplay of chalky and briny stone awash in orange pekoe. All that and organic. #organicwine #PaulDolan #mendocinowine #CAzinfandel

Smoky black cherry and raspberry-chocolate ganache scents envelope the nose. There is a strong laquerwood note brimming with cedar and vanilla and a cheese-rind nuttiness. Opulent and silky mouthfeel gives way to rush of warm alcohol brushed in smoke and butter. A minty blackberry emerges. The tannins are a texture shy of silky, but very refined, and there is an exuberant interplay of chalky and briny stone awash in orange pekoe. All that and organic. #organicwine #PaulDolan #mendocinowine #CAzinfandel

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Allison Rich

Blackberries, some black pepper, mild tannins. Not as bold and full as I normally like my Zinfandel

Blackberries, some black pepper, mild tannins. Not as bold and full as I normally like my Zinfandel

Aug 12th, 2020
Amritha Surath

Dark cherry yelled my husband from across the table when I said “Tell me the notes”... I am laying off the wine for a bit as doctor’s tell me I have a condition called pregnancy 😁

Dark cherry yelled my husband from across the table when I said “Tell me the notes”... I am laying off the wine for a bit as doctor’s tell me I have a condition called pregnancy 😁

Jun 7th, 2020
Anne Richardson

Fruit forward with flavors of blackberry and orange marmalade. A bit of pepper in the finish. Good, but not great. Lacks the oomph that I like in a Zin.

Fruit forward with flavors of blackberry and orange marmalade. A bit of pepper in the finish. Good, but not great. Lacks the oomph that I like in a Zin.

Mar 28th, 2020
Brennan Roy

On the lighter side -body and tannins- but beautifully structured. Really enjoyed this and need another bottle to help me tell you why.

On the lighter side -body and tannins- but beautifully structured. Really enjoyed this and need another bottle to help me tell you why.

Feb 5th, 2019
Christy Fitzgerald

Yum!!!! This was a chairman selection rated 91 points by WS. Definitely a beautiful Zinfandel, really hitting the spot for us tonight! Will buy more.

Yum!!!! This was a chairman selection rated 91 points by WS. Definitely a beautiful Zinfandel, really hitting the spot for us tonight! Will buy more.

Jan 10th, 2019
Mike Milligan

Little too sweet for my taste but good

Little too sweet for my taste but good

Dec 6th, 2018
Norma Ray

A lighter Zin but very smooth with subtle hints of blue and blackberries.

A lighter Zin but very smooth with subtle hints of blue and blackberries.

Jun 3rd, 2018
Tom Vanhaverbeke

Well there u have it. Top notch Paul Dolan 4 no money

Well there u have it. Top notch Paul Dolan 4 no money

May 21st, 2018