March 2013 Newsletter
Letter from Heather
Dear Club Members,
This season’s shipment similarly plays with the idea of light and dark, vibrancy and depth. On one end of the spectrum, we have the aromatic and zesty 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and the perfect companion to the fresh tastes of your spring table.
Spring is such a dynamic, creative time of year at Paul Dolan Vineyards. Outside, bright yellow mustard cover crops grow between the vines that are budding out with what will soon become the newest vintage of wine. Meanwhile, in the cool dark of the cellar, our winemaking team is busy blending and bottling vintages from springs past.
However you end up enjoying the current selection of wines, we’d love for you to share with us on Facebook or Twitter. Or take a moment to review them in our store. We look forward to hearing from you!
The 2009 Deep Red is a rich, full-flavored wine redolent of a very specific time and place. Sourced from our Home Ranch in the Ukiah Valley, this small benchland vineyard produces concentrated fruit for the deepest varietal expression, blended together for tastes of red berries accented with cedar and earth.
Wine Club & Direct Sales Manager
Winemaker Bob Swain Speaks from the Cellar
Spring—one vintage begins as previous years come to fruition.
Q: What are you and the winemaking team up to this time of year?
A: We are blending the 2012 whites—Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay—as well as prepping the 2012 Pinot Noirs. We have either bottled or are about to bottle many of the 2012 whites, and it is proving to be a fantastic vintage in terms of quality and volume.
Q: What are some of the early characteristics of the 2012 vintage?
A: The whites have great aromatics and balance, while the reds are some of the darkest wines we have had in years.
Q: What new releases are you especially looking forward to sharing this spring?
A:The 2011 Paul Dolan Cabernet and Zinfandel are elegant rather than aggressive and provide a view of the 2011 vintage when you have the ability to select vineyards, barrels and attentive blending techniques. So approachable now.
Current Shipment Wines
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2011 Paul Dolan Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
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2009 Paul Dolan Vineyards Deep Red
Reg. $45.00/ Club $36.00
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News & Announcements
Earth Day Celebration
Sat, April 20, 2013
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Real Goods Solar Living Center, Hopland
Gather in the garden and experience the bounty of earth to table, sun to home. Wineries, farmers and ranchers along the Hwy 101 corridor will share delicious complimentary tastings. Solar and sustainable living presentations throughout the day and a fun range of kids’ activities are sure to entertain and inspire.
For questions or more information, please contact Ross Beck at 707.472.2460 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is event is free and open to the public.