“The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who’ll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.” — Oprah Winfrey
The wines of Paul Dolan go the distance, and if you have someone to share the bottle with, more power to you – if not, more pinot for me! (Sharing is occasionally overrated.) No matter what your relationship status, the Paul Dolan Pinot Noir 2008 is real love with lovely notes of cherries and raspberries with vanilla due to the splendid nuanced use of oak. The perfect pairing is Châteaubriand. The music match is “Heatbeat” a love song by The Fray from the upcoming album Scars and Stories.
The details: 14.5%. Cork closure. Appellation: Mendocino County. Varietal: pinot noir. CCOF certified organic. Suggested retail $30 USD, available directly from Paul Dolan and selected wine purveyors. The wine generously provided by the winery as a media sample.