The 2013 Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir was awarded Gold at the 36th Annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest judging of American wines in the world. Harvested from secluded vineyards in Potter Valley, the 2013 Paul Dolan Vineyards Pinot Noir was made with organically grown grapes Certified Organic by C.C.O.F.
John Cesano of the wine blog John On Wine has long been a champion of Mendocino wine, and in his round-up of the annual event encourages exploration of all that the Mendocino County AVA has to offer. He writes:
While you might be tempted to print this list and taste the top awarded, Best of Class and Double Gold, then Gold medal winning wines, there are several wines that took Bronze medals that are delicious enough that I have purchased them. What may drink like a Bronze on one day, may show Gold quality on another. Pretty much, just about every wine on this list merits a taste.
I have written for years about the quality of Mendocino County winegrapes, and the delicious wines they make. This list is filled with example after example of what I have written about, in newspaper column after newspaper column, and the additional posts that find their way online.
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Founded in 2006 with a vision for creating wines with a distinct sense of place, Paul Dolan Vineyards joins in toasting all of the Mendocino County winners, our secluded land of rich biological diversity and unique microclimates.
Wine & Spirits Magazine recommends the 2012 Paul Dolan Vineyards Zinfandel with a 90 point rating, describing the wine as "delicious and forthright," with flavors of "plump blueberry fruit supported by frisky tannins."
Sourced from high-elevation vineyards overlooking the Russian River where grapes ripen evenly and fully, the 100% Mendocino County Paul Dolan Vineyards Zin was made with organically grown grapes Certified Organic by C.C.O.F.