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Friday, October 03, 2008

Drink of the Week

Natural, organic and biodynamic wines continue to gain momentum as many of today’s growers reject chemicals in favor of more eco-friendly farming practices. In the latest issue of Imbibe, writer Pameladevi Govinda digs deep into the esoteric world of natural winemaking and makes mention of a few of her favorite natural producers along the way. Which brings us to today’s Drink of the Week: Paul Dolan’s 2005 Zinfandel is a vivacious and juicy wine, with flavors of dark berry jam and a distinctive cracked pepper spice. Vinified from organically grown grapes from both Mendocino and Amador Counties in California, this Zinfandel sees 11 months in the barrel, and once bottled, it shows wonderfully complex character. Try it with a brick-oven pizza topped with prosciutto, or a soft, sticky cheese, like tallegio.