Wine review: Paul Dolan 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino

I’m not ashamed to admit that I respect and admire Paul Dolan, his biodynamic (what is this?) and organic farming philosophies and his vision for the future. The hard work shows up in the glass bottle after bottle. The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc release tastes bone dry and steely, with lime zest, straw and bracing acidity. Has a long, limey finish that hangs in the air like fireworks in your mouth. Made with organically grown grapes.

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Sweetness: 1 out of 10
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Price: $18 -$20
Occasion: Sent as a sample from the winery and enjoyed with some shrimp sauteed with fresh fennel.
Alcohol level: 13.5%
Food pairing: Seafood in citrus sauce, ceviche or as an aperitif to whet the appetite.
Availability: A bit scattered but it can be found.


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